We’ve had four days of dry weather in a row, which hasn’t happened much this month.
We’re running wetter than usual during the 2-inch season in Boston and we’ll add a surplus on Friday. Mornings start to dry out — still with less humidity — so outdoor jobs won’t be affected until it rains in the afternoon and evening. There is also a risk of flash floods and extreme weather.
Rain won’t bring in banner totals compared to the previous event, but only a shower is needed to set up on raised rivers, so water levels rise again. Right out of the gate, showers continued across Vermont early Friday morning. Heavy downpours of nearly an inch per hour will make landfall through Windsor and Windham County, Vermont, around 4 p.m., and move east through Merrimack Valley and Rockingham County around 6 p.m.
Hillsboro County, New Hampshire, along with Fitchburg and Leominster, Massachusetts, will see heavy rain after sunset Friday night. The overall thinking and trend is that the intensity of the downpours will weaken as they hit I-495 and MetroWest, but that won’t stop some rain outbreaks in Boston and the North Shore.
For the most part, the rain stopped shortly after midnight. This will give way to clear skies and another dry weekend. Much of Saturday evening was spent dry with evening highs nearing 80 degrees.
Sunday brought even better weather, as the day was clear. High temperatures across southern New England in the mid-80s will end by the end of the week.