The theme of the summer… warm and dry. That theme looks to play out through the last week of August as the pattern favors both warmer than average temperatures and a limited opportunity for showers and storms.
How about that weather yesterday? After the cool start, high temperatures surged back into the the upper 80s to near 90 in the afternoon with a ton of sunshine. Today, the upper 80s to near 90 will be back in the forecast. This time, humidity comes up a couple notches as dewpoints run in the 60s and more clouds mix in with that sun this afternoon. The rain chance is low though, as the best chance for a passing shower or storm resides over western New England. An isolated passing shower overnight however, is possible. Humidity continues to climp back up tonight and tomorrow too with dewpoints running 70+.
Although the forecast looking forward has much more dry weather than wet, tomorrow will bring a chance of a passing shower or storm as a cool front pushes into a warm and humid airmass in place. The front is weak and the set-up for severe weather looks limited, however, with so much moisture in the atmosphere, any spotty showers/storms that do form will be capable of producing a localized downpour. Amid a mix of clouds and sun tomorrow, temperatures top off in the upper 80s to lower 90s.
Behind the front, the weekend looks awesomesauce… near 80 at the coast and mid 80s inland with mostly sunny skies and just a modest amount of humidity. Enjoy!
In the tropics the interest continues to be focused on a tropical wave that’s north of the Dominican early this morning. As that wave continues it’s journey west to northwest, it’ll more than likely form into the next tropical storm of the season. The name to be: Hermine. While there’s some uncertainty in regards to strength and track, folks from the Bahamas to Florida to the Gulf Coast States will keep a close eye on this one.