If Mother Nature were a candidate, she'd get a bump in the polls at the end of this week as she attempts to please the masses with warm temps AND rain.
A very mild pattern has taken hold of the East Coast and temps will remain warm for the next few days. In fact, if this were the middle of the Summer, the air mass would support highs close to 90 degrees! This time of year, that's unattainable due to fewer hours of sunlight and a lower sun angle. Regardless, our warmest day will be Wednesday and highs will likely reach the middle 70s...a stone's throw from records in the lower 80s set back in 1963.
Late this week, the atmosphere will reconfigure as a trough digs into the East Coast. A front, leading the charge, will get caught up in the Northeast producing showers Thursday into Friday. However, there are signs that a cluster of thunderstorms north of the Bahamas may organize into a tropical system and begin moving north.
The trough may be able to interact enough with the system to draw some of the tropical moisture into New England Friday into Friday night resulting in a solid rainfall.
It's not a guarantee yet, but if this occurs, over an inch of rain will fall. -Todd Gutner @ToddWCSH
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