June is certainly off to a cold, wet start. More than 2.5 inches of rain has fallen since Sunday afternoon and the temperature for the past couple of days has been 13.5 degrees cooler than average. We'll get a break from the rain for the next couple of days and a rebound in temperature, although it won't exactly be warm. The change in weather is mostly thanks to a high pressure system slowly dropping south through New England, pushing the source for all the rain out of our way.
This afternoon should see a mix of sun and clouds and a high in the upper 60s. More clouds are expected tomorrow, holding Thursday's high to the lower 60s.
The forecast takes an oddball turn late Thursday into Friday. The jet stream is really weak, so it's not pushing weather systems around like it normally does. Without that dominant system the forecast models are having a hard time deciding what will happen as the high pressure system we are currently under moves southward and clashes with a cut-off low that is slowly meandering northward. If you're not a weather geek that all adds up to a slight chance of rain Thursday night. There is a better chance of rain or a thunderstorm on Friday as a cold front approaches, and the weekend is looking pretty good with a decent chance of clear skies and highs in the 70s.