Showers and potential thunder north and mountains; fog concerns for the shorelines
A cold front attempts to drift southeast on Wednesday. A southwest flow ahead of it will raise humidity to muggy conditions over the south and east. The result of that brings showers with possible thunder for the north and western mountains, and fog for the coast.
As far as thunder for the north country is concerned, the severe threat appears isolated. Any storms that form may contain gusty winds and perhaps small hail.
Fog is expected to form along the shorelines. It could be stubborn in departure, and may hang around all day in coastal areas. A scant handful of miles may make the difference in areas that see sun and clouds with 70s, and who gets stuck with gray skies, potential drizzle, and 60s for high temperatures.
Everyone gets rain Thursday into Friday
A ridge to the south attempts to move northeastward. The stalled front over southern New England & Mid-Atlantic moves into the region. Low pressure along it brings showers and periods of moderate to heavy rain Thursday night into Friday. Southern areas may stay dry until late day before the rain arrives. The north, mountains and DownEast areas may be dealing with off & on showers through the day. Rain could be heavy at times Thursday night for western and southern areas. The remaining showers appear to depart Friday morning for western and southern zones, by early afternoon for northern and DownEast areas by early Friday afternoon.
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