Getting “Clipped” by an Ocean StormJuly 31st, 2012 at 8:24 am by Michelle Muscatello under General Talk, Tony's Pinpoint Weather Blog
Yesterday’s computer guidance had a small ocean storm just barely missing our area for tonight, with most… if not all… of the showers remaining off-shore. Today, the majority of the guidance have made 2 noticeable changes–1) a track of the storm closer to the coast and 2) a faster arrival of the rain. As I look at the radar this morning, I am tending to agree with the change.
That said. It’s not going to be a “washout” and most outdoor activities will be a “go”. Mid and high clouds will thicken and lower through the day, and showers will threaten our area by early evening. The first part of the night will feature some rain—with southeastern MA having the highest chances of seeing more widespread and possible heavy downpours. It’s going to be a cooler than average day, too, with temperatures only climbing into the mid and upper 70s. Not the best way to end July.
The first few days of August will bring a return of warm and muggy conditions with highs humidity, hazy sun, and a small risk of an isolated late afternoon shower or thunderstorm. In fact, temperatures will likely be well into the 80s to near 90 for Friday and the weekend.