Saturday marked the 81st anniversary of the Great New England Hurricane of 1938. The hurricane barrelled up the coast line with very little warning – making the trip from just east of the Outer Banks of North Carolina to Albany, New York, in 12 hours!
The top of Blue Hill Observatory gusted to 186 MPH; a surge of 20’ poured into Providence, Rhode Island (killing many as they were trapped in their cars on their way home from work), and up the Thames River in New London, Connecticut; 10-17” of rain fell causing serious flooding and many forests in New England were damaged. Reanalysis of this storm leads us to believe it might not have been a “true” hurricane – instead it may have been very similar to Superstorm Sandy in 2012.
Thankfully, this year’s tropical season has been quiet here in New England and it doesn’t look to change any time soon.
Our main headline this weekend is the warm air! Temperatures will be significantly above average, though it doesn’t look like we will set any records Sunday or Monday (both records are in the mid 90s!). It will be very warm, however!
High temperatures will reach the mid and upper 80s both days.
A few showers are possible Monday night with a cold front. Showers may continue into Tuesday morning with cooler air arriving.
Midweek looks quiet and seasonable. Temperatures will climb into the low 70s and the sunshine will return.
It’s possible that we could see another warm up by the end of the week and next weekend. High temperatures will climb into the mid and upper 70s once again.
Shower chances look very slim and very little if any rain is forecast.
Weather for leaf peeping or apple picking looks terrific.