The sun will shine on fathers

Here we go again…another round of rain showers today, some quite heavy with lightning and thunder for good measure. Tomorrow will be the sweet filling of an oreo cookie as sunshine will the rule day with mild temperatures for June. Thursday will see a thickening and lowering cloud deck followed by another burst of heavy showers. Lowline flooding is a possibilty late Thursday into Friday. Then we save the best for last as this weekend will turn out brillant! Father’s Day will be near perfect wth abundant sunshine, low humidity and near normal temperatures of 79 degrees. Hopefully we can keep the string of nice days for early next week too. Stay tuned.

NAO in negative phase

NAO means North Atlantic Oscillation, and when it’s in “negative” phase there’s a good possibilty of inclement weather. Usually in a negative NAO phase, low pressure systems ride along a trough (a dip in the jet stream) every few days on a boundary line line of warm humid air and and cooler air masses to the north of the trough. This NAO will remain in place for at least the next 10 days with cooler and wetter than normal conditions here in the northeast. Keep an umbrella handy!

A is for Andrea

Officially, the hurricane season begins June 1st and ends on November 30th. We’re only 7 days in this tropical season and the first named storm in the alphabet is ‘Andrea” with tropical characterists is moving quickly up the I-95 corridor with eyes on Connecticut. Andrea will be downgraded to a tropical low pressure as it hits the northern latitudes. The winds will diminish to under 35MPH but this moisture laden storm will spin off tropical rain bands on us for several hours. The end result as Andrea departs early Saturday morning will be 3 to 4 inches of rain. Small rivers and streams will quickly swell and low line areas will suffer its consequences. By late Saturday morning the sun will come and dry out our landscape. Sunday will be just fine with partly sunny skies and temperatures in the 80’s.