❰ Current Conditions

Special Weather Statement
ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS TODAY FOR MASSACHUSETTS, RHODE ISLAND AND CONNECTICUT

Special Weather Statement issued August 16 at 3:24AM EDT by NWS Boston/Norton MA

Significant drought conditions will result in elevated fire weather concerns today. RH values will drop to near 35 percent across portions of the interior this afternoon with northeast winds gusting to between 20 and 25mph.
Fire Weather Discussion
Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Southern New England
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
405 AM EDT Tue Aug 16 2022

.DISCUSSION... Dry weather with northeast wind gusts of 15 to
25 mph are expected to develop today. The strongest of those
winds will be along the coast. Minimum afternoon relative
humidity values will drop to between 35 and 50 percent. Low
pressure is expected to bring much needed rain to parts of
eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island on Wednesday, but little
if any is expected near and west of the Connecticut River Valley.
OUTLOOK...Thursday through Tuesday... As the low lifts north into
Maine, dry and seasonable weather is on tap for Thursday. Very
warm weather with above normal temps returns Friday and Saturday,
followed by increasing humidity early next week. Dry weather is
expected Friday and Saturday, but the threat for some showers and
a few thunderstorms will arrive early next week with the best
chances sometime Monday and/or Tuesday.


162100-
Southeast Middlesex MA-
Including the cities of Cambridge, Lexington, Newton, Waltham, 
and Woburn
405 AM EDT Tue Aug 16 2022

                      Today        Tonight      Wed          

Cloud Cover           Pcldy        Mcldy        Mcldy        
Precip Type           None         Showers      Showers      
Chance Precip (%)                  30           60           
Temp (24h trend)      77 (-5)      64 (+5)      71           
RH % (24h trend)      47 (+16)     84 (-16)     59           
20ft Wnd AM(mph)      NE  5                     N  7 G17     
20ft Wnd PM(mph)      NE  8 G17    NE  5        N  8 G17     
Precip Amount         0.00         0.01         0.25         
Precip Duration                    1            3            
Precip Begin                       12 AM        Continuing   
Precip End                         Continuing   Continuing   
Mixing Hgt (ft-AGL)   5650         700          3400         
Transport Wnd (kts)   NE 17        N 12         N 19         
Vent Rate (kt-ft)     96050        8400         64600        
Max ADI Early                                                
Max ADI Late                                                 
Max LVORI Early       1            4            1            
Max LVORI Late        1            4            1            
Min Vsby Early                                               
Min Vsby Late                                                
Sunshine Hours        N/A          N/A          N/A          
CWR                   0            10           10           
LAL                   No Tstms     No Tstms     No Tstms     
Haines Index          4            4            3            

Remarks...None.

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows
in the lower 60s. Northwest winds around 5 mph. 
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 80s. West winds 5 to
10 mph. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT THROUGH FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the
lower 60s. Highs in the upper 80s. West winds around 5 mph. 
.SATURDAY THROUGH SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid
60s. Highs in the upper 80s. South winds 5 to 10 mph. 
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. South winds around
5 mph.