Father’s Day weekend in New England on the whole will deliver great weather, but there will be some moments that serve as exceptions to the rule. That exception may include a couple of periods of rain on Father’s Day Sunday, itself.
Starting with the here and now, Friday has delivered the return of sunshine. Although the upper-level atmospheric energy that drove Thursday’s rain and wind is moving overhead, it is carrying a pool of cold air aloft with it.
This is encouraging the development of puffy, cumulus clouds that will yield a few northern New England showers from late morning onward with a rumble of thunder possible in the afternoon. A few southern New England showers will be possible between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Skies clear for many overnight, though variable clouds return late to northern New England. Saturday brings a blend of sun and clouds with the most clouds north and a busy southwest wind. In fact, the combined effect of southwesterly wind gusts to 35 mph with some sun and a mild air will boost Saturday high temperatures to around 80 degrees with a really dry, comfortable air.
The busy wind will create a decent amount of chop on both ocean and lake waters, making for a bumpy ride for pleasure craft boaters. However, the dry air keeps any showers away, save for a possible evening shower at the Canadian border ahead of a slowly approaching cold front.
The same slow cold front sags southward into New England on Sunday, raising the chance of showers and thunder. While timing those showers is a bit of a challenge at this point, owing to uncertain timing of upper-level disturbances interacting with the front, we believe the most likely times for showers include a round of showers when we wake up Sunday morning. Some scattered showers and thunder may then happen Sunday afternoon.
While these showers likely will not make for a washout at all, and many of us will remember the day with decent weather, Saturday is the better bet if you have flexible weekend plans.
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The elevated chance of showers continues through much of next week in our exclusive First Alert 10-day Forecast.