But it isn't raining presently, the air is pleasantly cool, the air is so still that Cook's Pond is a perfect mirror, and the greens are astounding.
Here and there you will find mushrooms that popped up, encouraged by the overcast rainy weather.
It is a nice morning to be outside!
This afternoon promises to be more exciting, with possible heavy rains and thunderstorms!
Plan your trips and your gear accordingly!
The National Weather Service Warning for today is kinda fun!
THE MAIN THREATS WILL BE LOCALLY GUSTY WINDS AND HEAVY RAINFALL. LOCALIZED HEAVY RAINFALL MAY RESULT IN SOME NUISANCE POOR-DRAINAGE STREET FLOODING. THERE IS A LOW PROBABILITY FOR A VERY LOCALIZED...MORE SIGNIFICANT FLOOD EVENT...IF ANY THUNDERSTORMS CAN TRAIN OVER A SPECIFIC LOCATION IN WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS OR NORTHERN CONNECTICUT.
Ted's AT Trek
Ted was finding it hard to pull together the urgency to pack up in the dry shelter and walk out into the wall of rain yesterday morning.
Theoretically he was about a day's walk from Connecticut and we will see how he made out!
Trailhead Conditions at Cascading Waters at 7:30 a.m. (elev. 630'):
Temperature is 57.6 degrees F and steady;
Humidity is 93% and steady;
Pressure is 29.80" of Hg and steady;
Wind is still;
Skies are overcast;
The Cascades are flowing;
The Cascades Brook has flow in both channels;
The USFS Fire Danger Class is LOW.
National Weather Service Forecast:
Isolated showers between noon and 1pm, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.
Some of the storms could produce heavy rain.
Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 77.
Light and variable wind becoming southwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.
Chance of precipitation is 40%.
New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.