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Weather

Reality Check

By Brian H. Tang
STAFF METEOROLOGIST

This past week’s weather has been nothing short of spectacular. However, if you wait around long enough, you’ll be reminded by Mother Nature you do indeed live in New England. Unfortunately, her reminder has to come this weekend. A strong cold front that produced a snowstorm in the N. Plains will approach the area late Friday. While we won’t get any snow, the combination of the remnant moisture from Tropical Storm Tammy and the strong contrast of air masses will yield a heavy rain event beginning Friday night, lasting most of Saturday, and even perhaps into Sunday. The front’s progression may be halted by a strong high pressure center to the north and west, so we could be in for an extended period of wetness lasting well into next week as waves of low pressure ride up along the front. In fact, over the next five days, we could see over five inches of rain!

As an aside, there are three disturbances in the Atlantic that have the potential to become tropical depressions and eventually named tropical storms.

There are only two names left on the list: Vince and Wilma. Will we run out of names? The odds look good right now.

Extended Forecast:

Today: Increasing clouds and becoming breezy. High 77 F (25 C).

Tonight: Rainy and windy. Low 65 F (18 C).

Saturday: Rain, possibly heavy at times. Windy. High 69 F (21 C).

Sunday: Showers. Breezy and cool. High 56 F (13 C). Low 46 F (8 C).

Monday: A chance of showers. Breezy and cool. High 58 F (14 C). Low 45 F (7 C).