Thursday 7/16/20

Good morning!

Today will be partly sunny and 77 with a southeast wind around 5 mph. Tonight will be mostly cloudy and 60, with a southeast wind around 5 mph.

Friday will be mostly cloudy and 76, with a chance of afternoon showers and thunderstorms, and a south wind around 5-10 mph, accompanied by a slight uptick in humidity. Heavy rain is possible at times which could lead to minor flooding. Friday night will have a chance of showers and thunderstorms early, followed by clearing skies overnight; expect a low around 65 with a light south wind and increasingly humid conditions.

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A heat wave (at least 3 straight days with a high at or above 90) is likely beginning Saturday and lasting through at least Tuesday, and possibly a bit longer. Heat index values nearing 100 are possible at times, especially Sunday, when highs will most likely be in the mid to potentially upper 90s, and heat index values will likely reach over 100. Humidity will also spike starting Friday.

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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