Thunderstorms Possible in Some Areas Before Dinner Time

Tuesday was another day and night of violent storms for much of the nation, and very close to New England this time.

Late in the afternoon, there were several reports of tornadoes and hail the size of baseballs in Pennsylvania, then into New Jersey and close to New York City. That wave of weather energy rippled south of us overnight and is now pulling away.

Those storms were fueled by record hot air across much of the southeastern United States. That was bounded by the chilly weather here in New England. On the colder side the front, some of us had more than a half inch of rain. Now, we’re left with a bit of an inversion that is a cool layer of humid air near the ground, with warmer air aloft.

If we can break through the clouds, the temperature can get to 70 degrees. That may happen in western New England. Otherwise, it’s mostly cloudy temperatures in the 60s, and maybe even 50s right at the beach with a light breeze coming in off of the ocean.

There is yet another severe weather outbreak coming close to New England late Wednesday and we may have thunderstorms arrive in western Massachusetts and Connecticut before dinner time. We may have some severe weather warnings in parts of southwestern New England before the sun goes down.

It’s a similar story for Thursday. With breaks of sunshine, the temperature should warm into the 70s ahead of another front. It may generate a round of thunderstorms in parts of western and southern New England.

It’s really a day by day call.

The front coming in from Canada Thursday night should do a good job of taking most of the energy away from New England for Friday and the start of the weekend. It looks like sunshine returns for Friday, and into part of Saturday with temperatures back in the 70s and lower humidity.

Sunday is a different story. We may have another front from Canada, and an ocean storm coming together close to New England. It’s too early to call it a washout, but we probably turn wet again on Sunday at some point.

Stay tuned to our First Alert 10-Day Forecast for the latest.

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