Mostly Cloudy Tuesday

Good morning!

With mostly cloudy skies, expect a high of 70 today, along with an east wind around 5 mph.

Tonight, a disturbance marked Potential Tropical Cyclone Ten – currently near Wilmington, NC – will pass well southeast of Nantucket. The system has a low possibility of becoming Tropical Storm Irma in the next day or so before becoming fully post-tropical; right now it is not fully tropical, though. The system is more of a hybrid, and the rain shield reflects that: tonight, showers associated with Ten will make their way up here and we will be on the northern edge. If the track wiggles a slight amount, we could either see showers for a longer period tonight with a more northerly track or nothing at all with a more southerly track. Showers should be over by mid-morning tomorrow, with gradually clearing skies through the rest of tomorrow. Ten will also bring gusty winds to the south coast of MA as well as high surf levels, but up here, little else is expected besides elevated surf just to our east along the coast.

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Beyond that, things should be dry for the next several days as things get quite cool, particularly Friday into Saturday – temperatures could dip down into the low 40s on Saturday morning. Beyond the five days, the remnants of what is currently Tropical Storm Harvey could bring our next chance of rain for Sunday, though we are not going to see a flooding disaster.

The five day forecast:
wx ppt 8-29-17
Today – Mostly cloudy. High of 70.

Tonight – Cloudy. A chance of showers. Low of 54.

Wednesday – Cloudy in the morning, turning partly cloudy in the afternoon. A chance of showers in the morning. High of 71.

Wednesday night – Mostly clear. Low of 51.

Thursday – Mostly sunny. High of 78.

Thursday night – Mostly clear. Low of 48.

Friday – Sunny. High of 67.

Friday night – Clear. Low of 43.

Saturday – Sunny. High of 71.

Have a great day!


Published by Nathan Coram

Hello! I'm Nathan Coram, a 20 year old meteorology student and weather geek, and am in my junior year at UMass Lowell as a meteorology major. I am the current Vice President of the UML American Meteorological Society Local Student Chapter. Prior to at UML, I attended the Dracut school system for my K-12 years, having graduated from Dracut High in 2018. I first got into weather with the December 2008 ice storm, which knocked out my electricity for 4 days. I had no idea how it could be raining and becoming ice immediately, and how rain can knock out power. (Now I do - warm layer aloft, cold air at surface). But I didn't really get into it until the heat of July 2010 and specifically a few severe weather events during that month, followed by the year 2011, which featured several high profile weather events. Since then I have had a growing interest, and am hoping to make it into the meteorology field, preferably with NOAA/NWS. But for now, I'm blogging here on Dracut Weather (also on Twitter and Facebook), helping with the UML Weather Center social media, and tweeting about the weather on my own account as well. Thanks for visiting!

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