Not the best of Memorial Day Weekends here in Southern New England. Chilly rain showers and drizzle are expected through Saturday with another batch of rain arriving for Sunday into early Monday.
We are feeling more optimistic, however, about a drier and milder Memorial Day afternoon and evening. The early morning hours will start of gray and damp, then some partial sunshine during the PM.
Showers will push off the Mid-Atlantic and will track just off shore of Southern New England this morning. Rainfall totals of 1-2″ expected, and the downpours could lead to street and poor drainage flooding.
Once that rain ends, we’ll be left with a windy and raw Saturday. Cloudy skies, drizzle and showers will continue into the afternoon and evening. Temperatures will struggle to make it into the 50s. Add in wind gusts 30-35 mph and we’ll have a wind chill in the 40s.
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SATURDAY AFTERNOON: No heavy rain, but areas of mist and drizzle will continue into the afternoon hours with a cold and gusty northeast wind
Then, the next round of rain arrives on Sunday and continues into Sunday night as a second area of low pressure moves near or over eastern New England. This is expected to bring an additional 1/2″ to 1″ of rain to our area. The rain, gray skies and gusty winds will keep temperatures in the 50s for highs.
MEMORIAL DAY MONDAY OUTLOOK
For Memorial Day, we’re expecting the rain to taper off in the morning. Ceremonies and observances in the morning, however, will likely be hampered by scattered showers and drizzle. In the afternoon, partial sun and warmer temperatures will return. Temperatures will get up between 65-70°.
MONDAY AFTERNOON 3PM
-Meteorologist T.J. Del Santo