Today: Hi 80 °F
Tonight: Lo 65 °F
Dew Point: 63.1°F
Barometer: 30.15 in S
Rain Rate: 0.00 in/hr
Rain Today: 0.00 in
Rain Thursday: 0.00 in
Visibility: 10 miles
Gusts: 0 mph
National Weather Service Norton, MA
Point Forecast Updated 9:33 am EDT Aug 7, 2020
Hi 80 °F
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Slight Chance T-storms then Chance Showers and Patchy Fog
Lo 65 °F
A slight chance of showers, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11pm. Patchy fog after 4am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Light east wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Chance Showers and Patchy Fog then Slight Chance T-storms
Hi 80 °F
A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 11am. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 80. Light northeast wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Lo 65 °F
Partly cloudy, with a low around 65. Light and variable wind.
Hi 88 °F
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Light west wind.
Lo 70 °F
Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. Southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.
Sunny then Chance T-storms
Hi 91 °F
A chance of showers before 1pm, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms between 1pm and 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Southwest wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Lo 72 °F
Mostly clear, with a low around 72. Southwest wind around 6 mph.
Hi 92 °F
Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.
000 FXUS61 KBOX 071344 AFDBOX Area Forecast Discussion National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA 944 AM EDT Fri Aug 7 2020 .SYNOPSIS... Surface low pressure passing offshore and upper low pressure crossing New England tonight and Saturday may bring a few showers/thunderstorms through Saturday. However, dry weather will dominate much of the time. Very warm temperatures and rising humidity levels will be the story for early to middle of next week. Isolated to widely scattered showers or storms possible each day, though better chances on Wednesday and Thursday associated with a slow-moving cold front. && .NEAR TERM /UNTIL 6 PM THIS EVENING/... 930 am update... an area of light rain is trekking across eastern CT as I type. none of the hi-res models had this feature. The rain is pretty light, seeing mesonet obs of .01 to .04 inches. Expect the preciptation to make across RI and into SE MA over the next few hours, but given that there is minimal deep forcing and the atmosphere below 600mb is on the dry side per the 12z Chatham sounding, would think it will ultimately diminish to sprinkles. The other current radar echos across the Cape and Islands are really just mid level clouds with little more than a sprinkle likely making it to the ground (again, per the CHH sounding). For the rest of the afternoon, looks like a good deal of clouds. Will continue the idea of low PoPs across the south coast/Cape due to the weak frontal remnants south of Long Island, and across far western sections due to being on the edge of the best instability across NY State. 7 AM Update: Regional radar mosaic shows light showers mainly across the Berkshires and moving into parts of NW CT. Additional somewhat steadier rains were moving northward from the waters south of Long Island and should begin to affect the South Coast and the Cape and Islands around mid-morning. Radar looks worse than what's actually falling though, as much of these echoes are falling from fairly high-based cloud cover (7000' or higher). Best chance for rains thru this afternoon is south of the Mass Pike, and especially central RI into the South Coast, Cape and the Islands closer to the stalled front. Thinking for most areas away from the South Coast, conditions should be more cloudy than wet. Clouds and the onshore NE flow will keep temperatures somewhat cooler today. Previous discussion... A shortwave from the Great Lakes affects our weather today and Saturday. For today, the trough is digging as it moves through the Eastern Lakes, with the supporting upper jet aligned with the southwest upper flow over New England. The right entrance region of the jet is over Southern New England, supporting dynamic lift over the region. Surface low pressure attempting to develop over Virginia is a sight on this supporting lift. High moisture remains offshore well south of the region, but PWs do reach 1.5 inches so moisture is not completely absent. Stability parameters are mediocre or lower. Early morning radars do show showers over the ocean well south of Long Island moving northeast. With showers existing south of the southern waters, there is a chance of showers reaching Srn New England aided by the developing surface low as it passes offshore. But mostly along the South Coast and Islands, possibly a few miles farther north. Low-end pops will be used for today. Observations and satellite show lots of clouds over New Jersey and PA moving northeast, so sky cover will trend toward mostly cloudy skies where that is not already the case. Mixing will reach to 850 mb where temps are 12-13C, supporting highs in the lower 80s. An east wind into the Eastern Mass coast may keep that area in the 70s. An east-southeast wind along the South Coast and Islands will do the same for that coast as well. && .SHORT TERM /6 PM THIS EVENING THROUGH 6 PM SATURDAY/... Tonight... The Great Lakes shortwave moves into New England tonight, with weak cold advection aloft from the accompanying cold pool. Stability parameters trend to unstable. For example, the total-totals rise to around 50 in Wrn Mass/CT after midnight. Expect scattered showers and possible thunder during this time. Dew points in the 60s, so expect similar values for early morning min temps. Saturday... The upper trough and cold pool remain overhead much of the day, moving offshore late. This will generate scattered showers/thunder for at least a part of the day. Expect much of the day to be dry, but punctuated by these scattered showers. Continued east wind will keep coastal areas in the 70s. The CT Valley, being farther west, should reach the lower and possibly mid 80s. && .LONG TERM /SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY/... Highlights... * Drying out with more sun and warming temps for rest of the weekend. * Heat/high humidity then return Mon into Wed. 'Heat Wave' criteria could be met at a few sites. * Daily thunder chances thru midweek, greatest now on Wed-Thu with a slow moving cold front. Details... Saturday Night into Sunday Night: Overall not too bad for the remainder of the weekend. Clearing and drying trend Sat night into Sunday under modest shortwave ridging. For late Sunday and moreso Sunday night, a few recent model runs have offered a suble and weakening vort max progress ESE somewhere near or around our area from the convectively-active Midwest. Lot of spread in the guidance on timing and placement of this vort max, many of which are more into northern New England. Something to watch but will side toward a dry forecast for now. 850 temps rise into the upper teens Celsius range by Sunday with most areas well into the 80s, though downsloping off the Berkshires could bring a few locations to near 90. Though dewpoints will be on the rise, humidity levels should be still fairly tolerable. Monday through Thursday: Typical mid-summer pattern then develops for early next week, one that will bring with it building heat and humidity levels toward uncomfortable/oppressive levels. 850 mb temps are well into the upper teens (around +17 to +19C) with dewpoints mid 60s to lower/mid 70s. It's a generally warm pattern, but prolonged SW flow may offer near daily chances at evening lower clouds and fog and briefly delay stronger heating. Specific to temperatures, that's really the only significant source of uncertainty at this point and those details not likely to be resolved prior to a couple days before. A few sites stand a chance at seeing a heat wave in this period, and elevated heat indices could reach levels where Heat Advisories could garner consideration. Expect several days in the upper 80s to low 90s with little relief at night (low to mid 70s lows Mon/Tues and Wed nites). A cold front will be slow to move from the Great Lakes into the Northeast states, and it will serve as a focus for greater t-storm chances toward midweek. Greater anticipated net coverage of clouds may also help reduce temps Wed-Thu a bit, but it still will remain quite humid. Otherwise, thunder chances look on the low side and mainly near the terrain in western MA/western CT. && .AVIATION /14Z FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY/... Forecaster Confidence Levels... Low - less than 30 percent. Moderate - 30 to 60 percent. High - greater than 60 percent. 12z TAF Update: VFR most areas today, though MVFR conditions may affect the Islands in scattered showers and an embedded thunderstorm. Better chance at deteriorated conditions set in tonight as MVFR becomes more widespread across Srn New England with a few showers or a thunderstorm. IFR ceilings possible along the South Coast and Islands. Conditions improve to VFR Saturday, mainly in the afternoon. Light winds trend from the east today at 10kt or less, mostly in Eastern MA and RI with winds more light/variable in the CT Valley. Continued light east wind Saturday. KBOS Terminal...High confidence in TAF. KBDL Terminal...High confidence in TAF. Outlook /Saturday Night through Tuesday/... Saturday: Mainly VFR, with local IFR possible. Slight chance SHRA, isolated TSRA. Saturday Night through Sunday Night: VFR. Monday: VFR. Slight chance SHRA. Monday Night: VFR. Tuesday: VFR. Breezy. Chance SHRA, chance TSRA. && .MARINE... Winds/seas will remain below Small Craft thresholds through Saturday. Wind directions trend from the North early today, then from the east late morning. Winds remain from the east through Saturday. Main concern for mariners will be the risk for a few thunderstorms, especially tonight and early Saturday. Outlook /Saturday Night through Tuesday/... Saturday: Winds less than 25 kt. Slight chance of rain showers, slight chance of thunderstorms. Saturday Night through Monday Night: Winds less than 25 kt. Tuesday: Winds less than 25 kt. Seas locally approaching 5 ft. && .BOX WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES... CT...None. MA...None. RI...None. MARINE...None. && $$ SYNOPSIS...WTB/Loconto NEAR TERM...WTB/Loconto/Nash SHORT TERM...WTB LONG TERM...Loconto AVIATION...WTB/Loconto MARINE...WTB/Loconto
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