The thunderstorm threat continues Thursday morning, but it is shifted to the north and east.
The low-pressure system moving across New York Wednesday night is now moving into southeastern Canada, with a front draped across New England. In addition, there is another front coming out of western New York that will impact parts of New England later Thursday and into the night.
Rainfall Wednesday night near Hartford, Connecticut totaled close to 4 inches in less than an hour and a half. Major flash flooding was the result. We also had several thunderstorms that caused damage due to both wind and lightning.
Most of that activity has now shifted into far northern Vermont, northern New Hampshire, and much of the state of Maine.
For southern New England, we have a good deal of sunshine Thursday before some spot showers and storms late. It’s going to be humid with high temperature in the 80s to 90 degrees.
From the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont through much of the state of Maine we remain under the threat of strong storms and flash flooding.
Especially vulnerable is central and northern Maine, where an additional 4 inches of rainfall is possible and isolated locations.
One more round of showers and storms tonight will lead to much less humid and beautiful weather that arrives tomorrow and sticks around for most of the weekend. Wind from the west tomorrow will keep us on the warm side, but the air will dry out considerably, high temperature in the 80s, but the dewpoint will fall through the 50s.
It’s not a totally rain free weekend. Because there are a couple of more cold fronts moving in from southeastern Canada, more clouds will be generated and a few showers are anticipated in the high terrain of a Vermont, northern New Hampshire, and western Maine.
The brightest weather will be at the beaches. We are looking at a great weekend for our seashore.
Highs stay close to 80 degrees, low temperature at night as cool as the 30s in the hollows in far northern New England, but mostly in the 50s to near 60 degrees.
The trend of weak fronts from Canada will continue next week, with the temperature remaining seasonable, close to 80 degrees and just a chance of a shower or thunderstorm about every other day. The early call for next Saturday, clear the shelters day, is for seasonable weather, but there may be a storm getting close.
Track it all here in our First Alert 10-Day Forecast.