BOSTON (CBS) – Our troubled weather conditions continued into the weekend. Boston had measurable rainfall on both Saturday and Sunday, bringing our monthly rainfall to over 9 ″, making this the third wettest July on record.
Worcester had an incredible amount of rain over the weekend. A new daily record for rainfall was set in the city on Sunday after a drop of 1.74 ″. That rains brought Worcester’s monthly totals to over 12 “, making it the wettest July on record.
With rainfall between 5 and 5 inches this weekend, flash floods occurred in many locations from western and central Massachusetts to northern Connecticut and Rhode Island.
A FLASH FLOOD WATCH was in effect for central and western Massachusetts and northern Connecticut through Sunday evening.
As heavy rains sweep through the region, some areas may be upgraded to flash flood warnings. If you come across a flooded pavement, turn around. It only takes 12 inches of rushing water to move a car. They don’t know how deep the water is, what swims in it and what damage has done to the road below.
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.
The weather line that has been draped over New England, which led to the development of these showers and storms, will be relocated offshore on Monday. If a glitch goes through there will still be a few showers in the morning that will decrease by the afternoon.
There will be a good amount of clouds and heights in the 70’s.
Drier weather appears to be developing late Monday through Tuesday. It doesn’t seem to be long though … temperatures will return to the 80s on Tuesday in humid conditions. An approaching frontline can trigger an isolated shower or storm for much of the day and the area appears to remain dry. It will be Wednesday when that front draws closer and puts a better bet on isolated showers and storms.
Looking ahead, Thursday appears to be the week of choice, with dry weather and a drop in humidity. The chances of rain return on Friday but try to move out in time for the weekend. It has rained every single weekend in July so far, but next weekend looks promising now as the weather is mostly dry.