Storm Center Taking Shape, Enjoy Limited Sunshine

Coming off a great Sunday, the understandable hope is that the weather continues for as long as possible, which turns out to be one more day.

Although the sky looks similar today to Sunday – sunshine mixed a bit of wildfire smoke from fires in Canada and a few increasing wispy clouds as the day wears on – there will be some differences, too. Such a difference includes a sea breeze near the coast and otherwise a much lighter wind.

Well to the west of New England, a storm center is taking shape in the Central U.S. and will move east through eastern Canada over the coming 36 hours. It will pull increasingly humid air northward ahead of the storm track and into New England, bringing very gradually increasing clouds through Monday afternoon, evening and night.

Tuesday dawns with clouds, though rain will remain west for the morning commute. Except perhaps for western communities like Bridgeport and Danbury, Connecticut, where rain will likely move in during the morning drive.

Elsewhere, rain expands during the late morning through midday – arriving as late as middle to late afternoon for some of Maine – and lasts through the evening with embedded thunder at times. The instigating storm center keeps moving Tuesday night, meaning the rain should be long gone by Wednesday morning.

This will allow most of New England to get back on track with sunshine and mild temperatures. However, Maine will probably remain cooler and cloudier. It’s possible a light onshore wind lingers at the eastern Massachusetts and New Hampshire seacoasts, meaning we’re not sure of a quick rebound in these spots. Meanwhile, inland locales are more certain to see dramatic improvement.

Thursday through Saturday a southwest wind takes hold, bumping temperatures into the middle and upper 80s. Though increasing humidity and our proximity to the jet stream winds aloft means an elevated chance for scattered showers and thunder, an upcoming cold front will deliver a cooler and drier shot of air to start next week.

It does look like we're due for some warmth humidity. Therefore, an increased chance of scattered showers and thunder returns for the 3rd of July onward in the exclusive First Alert 10-Day Forecast.

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