After 15 days of raindrops being recorded in Boston to start out July, we finally got a dry day on Thursday. But that didn’t last long. Showers and storms developed on Friday and therefore the weekend began with more wet weather. Showers and storms developed within the afternoon that led to frequent lightning and heavy downpours. Flash Flooding occurred in many spots throughout central Massachusetts into northern Connecticut and Rhode Island with 1-3” of rain. Some parts of northeast Connecticut saw on the brink of 5” of rain.
The threat of downpours and embedded thunderstorms will continue overnight. With the bottom being already waterlogged from recent rain, heavy rain may cause a rapid rise in small streams and rivers. Street flooding is feasible in low-lying and poor drainage areas.
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect through Sunday morning for central and western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut. Sunday will feature morning showers and downpours coming to an end. it’ll remain cloudy with showers and storms redeveloping within the afternoon. While thunder can’t be ruled out, the severe storm threat looks to be lower on Sunday. However, heavy rain will still be a threat with any developing storm or downpour Sunday afternoon.
A boundary will still drape across the world, resulting in the event of those storms. To the south of it, it’ll be warm and muggy, while to the north expect temps within the 70s. This unsettled pattern continues into next week. a couple of showers are likely on Monday before this weather boundary finally moves away. By Tuesday, a late-day shower is feasible. A front will meet up with for Wednesday, sparking a far better chance of scattered showers and storms. By the top of the week, we may even see some slight improvement with a drop in humidity.