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Change Ahead After Damaging Winds, Tornadoes Slam New England

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    Unsettled Weather Pattern Moving Out

    Overnight: Showers and storms give way to partial clearing and patchy fog, low in the 60s to low 70s.
    Sunday: Mostly sunny, high near 90.
    Monday: Sunny, low 90s.

    (Published Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018)

    A supercell storm that formed in Connecticut at 9 a.m. Saturday morning generated a tornado that touched down once briefly in Woodstock Connecticut, then lifted and touched back down again in Dudley Massachusetts and stayed on the ground into Webster. It all happened between 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. in the morning.

    Though that storm was the worst in New England, many communities reported wind damage, lightning strikes, and most of all, widespread flash flooding.


    Even one place that has missed all the storms the last few weeks, Cape Cod, had over an inch of rain. The most rain for the Cape since early in June. Just about every lawn in New England was watered by this impressive weather front.

    There was also a wave of low pressure along the front, which enhanced the rainfall as it moved from Connecticut to eastern Massachusetts during the day.

    And now for a change! We have air coming from the northwest briefly overnight Saturday. Air from Canada should be a little bit less humid for our Sunday.

    We are mostly clear by sunrise, with some patchy fog and temperatures in the 60s to low 70s.

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    With nearly full sunshine, the temperature will jump up to near 90 degrees for the afternoon. Humidity will remain lower than it's been the last few days.

    High pressure moves south of New England Sunday night and Monday, keeping us on the warm to hot side. Humidity will gradually build once again.

    With sunshine on Monday, temperatures will be 90 to 95 degrees.

    A series of weak fronts moving from the midwest and southeastern Canada will return the humidity and possibility of thunderstorms.

    A few scattered thunderstorms are possible north Monday.

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    A slightly more increased risk for thunderstorms in western and northern New England Tuesday is in store.

    Wednesday and Thursday the front is right over us, moving slowly, with chances for showers and thunderstorms each day as temperatures cool a little bit. We'll be back to the 80s.

    If things work out, brighter and less humid weather should arrive for the end of the week, and maybe next weekend.


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