Heat to End with a BangJuly 18th, 2012 at 8:44 am by Michelle Muscatello under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog
An approaching cold front today will bring an end to the ultra-muggy, hot air that’s been stifling southern New England early this week. While we’ll have one last day above 90°, the big weather headline today will likely be the strong/severe thunderstorms that we’re expecting to develop as the day goes on. With plenty of moisture in the atmosphere, we’re likely to see some torrential downpours in any storms that develop. That could lead to temporary street/poor drainage flooding. The other issues with these thunderstorms will be the potential for damaging wind gusts and hail. In fact, the storm prediction center has our area under a slight risk of severe storms.
The front will only slowly move towards the south coast by evening and night, so additional showers and thunderstorms are possible for at least the first part of tonight. The humidity will drop through the day tomorrow and it should be very nice Thursday evening for outdoor activities. The comfortable air mass will stick around through most of the weekend.