Fantastic weather prevailed yesterday as a cloudless sky provided plenty of warm sunshine after a cool start to the day. By mid afternoon, many towns had recovered to near 80 degrees after starting the day off in the 40s and 50s. Today, the pattern is similar, aside from adding about 5-6 degrees to the temps.
As sunshine prevails once again today, we’ll watch afternoon temps top off into the mid to upper 80s. Localized sea breezes kick in mid to late afternoon, allowing for slightly cooler air at the beach with the numbers holding in the upper 70s across Cape Ann and the beaches of Cape Cod later today. Humidity remains in check today with dewpoints in the 50s before bouncing into the 60s Thursday and Friday. Friday morning will be the muggiest with dewpoints in the upper 60s.
As a front approaches and crosses New England Thursday night/Friday, I can’t rule out an isolated shower or thunderstorm, but much of the support for showers and storms misses us to the northwest Thursday night and Friday morning. The best chance for a passing storm Friday afternoon favors eastern Mass, especially south of Boston, but again, those storms are few and far between. Behind the front, we’ll lose several degrees for the weekend with lowering humidity and more nice beach/golf/bbq weather settling on in as highs range from the upper 70s at the coast to mid 80s inland.
Meantime, in the tropics, a tropical wave that’ll approach Puerto Rico later today has grabbed attention for it’s potential development over the next several days. As this wave tracks to the west/northwest, folks from the Bahamas to Florida to the Gulf of Mexico will keeps tabs on it this weekend and early next week. The next named storm on the list is Hermine. Gaston is no concern to land.
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