Heavy rain will be today’s main theme as a tropical airmass brought into the region by the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy fuels heavy downpours. Breaks in the overcast will develop across southern and western areas and that will enable temps in those regions to rise into the upper 80’s. Combined with tropical dew points, it will feel quite muggy across much of the region today. The combination of warm temps and abundant moisture will result in the formation of some showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. The main threat will be torrential downpours but a few cells could bring gusty winds as well. Temps in the northeastern half of the region will be cooler, generally in the 70’s though still quite muggy. The threat for thunderstorms drops off as you head north and east.
I’m leaving today for my annual Catskills retreat. I’ll be up in the woods until July 4th. Rumor has it that there may be internet access up there this year but that has yet to be confirmed. If I can get on, I’ll post and if not, I’ll be back on the 4th! Until then, I highly recommend the NWS, local TV stations (WCSH 6, WMTW 8, WGME 13), as well as my good friend Alex Reed at Western Maine Weather for weather information while I’m away. A quick look at the forecast suggests some unsettled weather especially in the afternoons this coming week. No big heat looks to be in the works and rain chances will never be too far away though we certainly won’t be under a deluge the whole time.