BOSTON (CBS) – After 15 days of raindrops recorded in Boston in early July, we finally had a dry day on Thursday.
But that didn’t take long.
There were showers and thunderstorms on Friday, and the weekend sparked more wet weather. In the afternoon there were showers and thunderstorms, resulting in frequent lightning strikes and heavy rains. Flash floods occurred in many locations in central Massachusetts to northern Connecticut and Rhode Island with 1-3 inches of rain.
Some parts of northeast Connecticut experienced nearly 5 inches of rain.
The danger of downpours and embedded thunderstorms will persist overnight. Since the ground is already soaked from recent rain, heavy rainfall can cause small streams and rivers to rise rapidly. Road flooding is possible in low-lying and poorly drained areas.
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH is in effect for central and western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut through Sunday morning.
On Sunday morning showers and downpours will come to an end.
In the afternoon it remains cloudy with showers and thunderstorms. Although thunder cannot be ruled out, the severe risk of storms appears to be less on Sunday. However, heavy rain will continue to pose a threat to any developing storm or downpour on Sunday afternoon.
A border will continue to drape over the area, causing these storms to develop. It will be warm and humid in the south, while temperatures in the 70s can be expected in the north.
This unexplained pattern continues into the next week. A few showers can be expected on Monday before this weather limit finally goes away. A late shower is possible until Tuesday. A front will get closer for Wednesday, increasing the likelihood of isolated showers and storms. At the end of the week, with a decrease in humidity, we can see a slight improvement.