Forecast discussion: A cold front came through Thursday evening, helping to create showers and thunderstorms for Boston. However, the front is now well offshore, as high pressure ridging began to build over Southern New England. A leftover shower remains, but they are now beginning to dissipate. We will see good weather throughout the weekend.
We will still see more clouds than sun to start Saturday, with a little more sunshine by the late afternoon. However, as the high’s center moves closer to New England on Sunday, we will see more sunshine. We will begin to see more clouds again by Sunday night, in advance of a cold front which will come down from Canada. The front will not have a lot of moisture associated with it, but it could have a few isolated showers with it. We will see the risk of showers throughout Monday.
After Monday night, we will see temperatures cool drastically on Tuesday, as temperatures during the daytime struggles to get into the lower 60’s. However, the high will move east, and shift its winds to the southwest. This will help raise our temperatures back into the lower to middle 70’s by Thursday. Moisture coming up from the south will give us the risk of some showers next Friday.
The tropics continue to be active, but we are down to just two named tropical systems. Gabrielle received her last advisory at 5 p.m. EDT. The center was located at 42N 64W, or about 320 miles east of Nantucket, Massachusetts. Maximum sustained winds were at 35 mph, and she was moving to the north-northeast at 35 mph. No further advisories will be needed for Gabrielle.
Tropical Storm Humberto was centered at 25N 32.1W, or about 850 miles northwest of the Cape Verde Islands as of 5 p.m. Maximum sustained winds were at 50 mph, and was moving west-northwest at 12 mph. Strong wind shear has been weakening Humberto since last night, and could actually drop to a tropical depression within the next 48 hours. However, the computer models continue to suggest Humberto will reach an environment to re-strengthen, increasing to a hurricane within the next 5 days. The cold front that passed through last night will direct Humberto towards it, keeping it away from the east coast.
Finally, Tropical Depression Ten was upgraded to Tropical Storm Ingrid as of 10 a.m. Friday. Ingrid is centered at 19.2N 95.3W, or about 60 miles east of Veracruz, Mexico, as of 8:00 p.m. EDT. Maximum sustained winds are at 60 mph, and is stationary. A Hurricane Watch is in effect for Cabo Rojo to La Pesca. The forecast is for Ingrid to slowly turn to the west-northwest and strengthen into a minimal hurricane before making landfall within 72 hours. The system will then weaken over land, and become a remnant low within 120 hours.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Partly cloudy with a low of 56.
Saturday: Partly to mostly sunny with a high of 70. Winds will come from the west-northwest at 7-10 mph.
Fenway Park Forecast (1:05 p.m. vs. New York Yankees): Partly cloudy, 66.
Saturday night: Clear skies with a low of 53.
Sunday: Mostly sunny with a high of 72.
Sunday night: Partly to mostly cloudy with a low of 56.
Monday: Overcast with some widely showers. We will see a high of 68.
Monday night: An isolated shower until midnight, with clearing skies and a low of 50.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 61-64, lows 47-50.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 71-74, lows 51-54.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. Highs 72-75, lows 58-61.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with showers. Highs 72-75, lows 55-58.