Quiet Times

Sunshine, low humidity and temps where they should be for this time of year…New England weather #FTW! The drought is legit and very real but enjoying this type of weather won’t keep the drought going (persistent High Pressure will keep it going)….as Bill says….It is what it is.

We will finish the week off with sunny skies for the next two days thanks to High Pressure still with us. Today that area of High Pressure is just about on top of us but tomorrow & again on Friday that blue *H* will be located just south of New England. When it’s in that location, New England is most often warm. No different here so temps will move from the low 80s this afternoon into the mid/upper 80s tomorrow & again on Friday. Initially, humidity is low (digging this great sleeping weather!) but on Friday those dewpoint temps will climb leading to a little more humidity. Summer.

The weekend sees a split with a cool front bouncing into warmth & humidity in New England and in doing so will pop a few scattered showers & storms across the region on Saturday. This doesn’t look like widespread rain so no *washout* label here but just a heads up for you folks doing the Pan-Mass Challenge on Saturday. Sunday, this front is outta here and so is the humidity but we’ll keep the sunshine around (with just a few leftover clouds). Temps on Sunday are still in the 80s. Dry weather likely into early next week.

Meanwhile—much farther south (as in the tropics) we have our first hurricane since January! Hurricane Earl, with winds at 75 mph (category 1 storm), is east of Belize and is expected to make landfall late tonight in Belize (located on the Yucatan Peninsula) with very heavy rain. From there the storm weakens and carves a path into Mexico—too far south to have any effect on the United States but this won’t be the last tropical system this year, after a very quiet tropical season last year (thanks to El Nino) the tropics likely return to normal activity this year with the peak of the season usually from mid August until mid October. At this rate, it might take leftover tropical moisture to get us out of this drought. We shall see.

~JR