❰ Current Conditions

Special Weather Statement
Strong thunderstorms will impact portions of Essex and northeastern Middlesex Counties through 430 PM EDT

Special Weather Statement issued May 28 at 3:31PM EDT by NWS Boston/Norton MA

At 330 PM EDT, Doppler radar was tracking strong thunderstorms along a line extending from Exeter to near Chelmsford. Movement was east at 20 mph.

HAZARD...Wind gusts up to 50 mph and penny size hail. Brief heavy downpours can also be expected.

SOURCE...Radar indicated.

IMPACT...Strong winds could cause minor damage such as downed branches. Heavy rain may cause ponding of water or minor flooding in areas that drain water poorly.

Locations impacted include... Lowell, Lynn, Lawrence, Haverhill, Peabody, Methuen, Salem, Billerica, Beverly, Woburn, Chelmsford, Andover, Dracut, Tewksbury, Gloucester, North Andover, Saugus, Danvers, Wakefield and Reading.

* PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...Get indoors when you hear thunder. Do not resume outdoor activities until at least 30 minutes after the storm has passed.

These storms may intensify and become severe. Stay tuned to your local media for updates and possible warnings.
Fire Weather Discussion
Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Southern New England
National Weather Service Boston/Norton MA
411 AM EDT Sat May 28 2022


Initial shower/storms move offshore this morning. Will see
additional activity develop across the interior as a cold front
slides in. The front moves through this afternoon/evening and
high pressure builds in behind it bringing dry weather for

Minimum relative humidities today range from 65 to 80 percent
today. Much drier on Sunday with minimum relative humidities of
30 to 50 percent. 

OUTLOOK...Memorial Day through Wednesday... 

Drier with temperatures continuing to increase on Memorial Day.
Not out of the question a backdoor front keeps us a bit cooler on
Tuesday or Wednesday. This could potentially bring us a shower or
two Tuesday into Wednesday.

Southeast Middlesex MA-
Including the cities of Cambridge, Lexington, Newton, Waltham, 
and Woburn
411 AM EDT Sat May 28 2022

                      Today        Tonight      Sun          

Cloud Cover           Mcldy        Pcldy        Mclear       
Precip Type           Tstms        Tstms        None         
Chance Precip (%)     60           50           0            
Temp (24h trend)      78 (-4)      55 (-9)      81           
RH % (24h trend)      66 (+10)     96 (-1)      32           
20ft Wnd AM(mph)      SW  7                     Lgt/Var      
20ft Wnd PM(mph)      SW  9        NW  5        Lgt/Var      
Precip Amount         0.18         0.09         0.00         
Precip Duration       2            1                         
Precip Begin          6 AM         Continuing                
Precip End            Continuing   11 PM                     
Mixing Hgt (ft-AGL)   4470         110          6880         
Transport Wnd (kts)   SW 18        NW  4        S  4         
Vent Rate (kt-ft)     80460        440          27520        
Max ADI Early                                                
Max ADI Late                                                 
Max LVORI Early       3            7            2            
Max LVORI Late        3            7            2            
Min Vsby Early                                               
Min Vsby Late                                                
Sunshine Hours        N/A          N/A          N/A          
CWR                   100          100          0            
LAL                   9-15 Strikes 1-8 Strikes  No Tstms     
Haines Index          3            3            4            


.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Patchy fog. Lows around 60.
Southwest winds around 5 mph. 
.MONDAY...Sunny. Patchy fog. Highs in the upper 80s. West winds
5 to 10 mph. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. West winds
around 5 mph. 
.TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Not as warm. Lows
55 to 65. Highs in the mid 70s. East winds 5 to 10 mph. 
.WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A chance of
showers. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the lower 70s. South
winds around 5 mph. 
.THURSDAY AND THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A chance of
showers. Lows in the upper 50s. Highs in the upper 70s. Southwest
winds around 5 mph. 
.FRIDAY...Partly sunny with a chance of showers. Highs in the
lower 70s. West winds around 5 mph, becoming north in the