Local NewsWe Need Rain…But Can It Wait Til Monday?

We Need Rain…But Can It Wait Til Monday?


The latest Drought Status map was released on Thursday and it shows what many folks already know…..dang, it’s dry!

It is rather remarkable considering how much rain we picked up last summer and fall. Then again, when 5 of 6 months of 2022 feature below normal precipitation it becomes easier to see why we have fallen into drought conditions. Thankfully, here in New England our droughts are nothing like the mega-drought out across the western part of the United States as we usually come out of them in months rather than decades.

So how did we get here?? Welp, check out the jet stream over the past few months…

The jet stream shaped like that has basically provided the eastern 2/3rd’s of the country with a northwest airflow (flowing from the northwest to the southeast). That kind of an airflow usually limits moisture from the Gulf of Mexico/Atlantic Ocean from reaching New England and if you limit that moist air you limit rainfall. In the short term, I don’t see any significant changes occurring but once we get into August and the tropical systems start coming to life perhaps that will change our pattern. We shall see.

OK, so we’ve established that we need rain here in southern New England but I’ll be honest with ya….it’s really tough to stand in front of a TV camera on a Friday afternoon in mid July and say repeatedly “we need rain”. I mean….we all live for our summers and summer vacations when it’s bitter cold and dark in January so I propose we continue to root for rain but how about not until Monday? I hope you’re on board with that because I think our weekend is dry.

The weather map for tomorrow and essentially Sunday will feature High Pressure close by. Even tho High Pressure is close by, there will be the slightest of chances of a shower/storm each day….

…but when the chance is less than 20%….most towns (if not all) are likely dry each day. I do think by Monday we’ll see a much higher chance of rain as a storm system swings through the Northeast. That chance of rain is up around 70%. Fingers crossed. Until then, let’s enjoy this fabulous summer weather a little longer.

Ciao for now!


Latest news

Crypto Legal UK Secures Coveted Awards, Reinforcing Its Status as a Pioneer in Blockchain Forensics and Legal Services

Crypto Legal, a prominent legal and forensic firm based in London, has marked the year 2023 with significant achievements...

Debora Patricia Antunes: National Excellence in Supply Chain Management

Debora Antunes is no ordinary professional - she’s a perfect example of operational excellence in the business world. The...

Gillette’s Iconic South Boston Building to Undergo Transformation as Manufacturing Moves

Procter & Gamble Co. (P&G), the parent company of Gillette, has unveiled plans to relocate its manufacturing operations from...

Get Ready to Scream: 11 Terrifying Haunted Houses Near Boston

Embrace the spine-chilling spirit of the season as Boston and its surrounding areas unveil a lineup of hair-raising haunted...
- Advertisement -

Unraveling Massachusetts’ Quirky Alcohol Laws: Beyond the Puritan Legacy

Massachusetts, with its rich history, is often associated with Puritan traditions, but how much of the state's alcohol regulations...

Massachusetts Native, Dr. Drew Weissman, Clinches Nobel Prize in Medicine for mRNA Vaccine Breakthroughs

In a groundbreaking acknowledgment, the Nobel Prize in medicine has been bestowed upon Dr. Drew Weissman, a Massachusetts native,...

Must read

Debora Patricia Antunes: National Excellence in Supply Chain Management

Debora Antunes is no ordinary professional - she’s a...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you