New England

Tracking Showers and Storms Thursday

After two days in a row of weather bliss, we have a system approaching for Thursday.

Wednesday evening remains dry and mostly sunny. Some wildfire smoke from Alberta, Canada, has wafted into the atmosphere above parts of New England. This means we should be on sunset watch with the smoke particles that create brilliant colors. Overnight lows drop into the 40s and 50s with increasing clouds.

There will be a few sprinkles or showers sneak into southwestern New England by Thursday morning. Most of us will notice more clouds for Thursday afternoon as the rain approaches from the southwest. Highs will reach the upper 60s and low 70s thanks to a south wind. Severe storms are likely across Pennsylvania to New York Thursday afternoon to evening.

By the time the storms reach western New England, they should diminish in intensity, but some storms could remain strong. Gusty wind, small hail, downpours and lightning will be the main threats Thursday evening and night. The storms and rain will move out by Friday morning.

Friday will be dry with highs around 70. We stay dry thanks to high pressure until Saturday afternoon. A wave of low pressure moves across New England Saturday night into Sunday. The timing is still a bit uncertain, but we aren't planning on any washouts for the holiday weekend.

Another quick wave of rain and storms will be possible Monday night. Highs will be in the low 70s Saturday, near 80 Sunday, and in the mid 70s for Memorial Day.

We remain warm and in the 70s to low 80s for next week as the official summer season begins. A few storm or shower chances show up on the 10-day forecast by mid-week.

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