A beauty of a start to the weekend again as we have sunshine and low humidity to kick off the weekend.  If you were up early enough this morning, you were able to catch the “Supermoon” before it set, and what a view it was on the horizon this morning, appearing a bit bigger and brighter than usual.  The moon tonight will look bigger and brighter again tonight, so if you get a chance to take a peek, check it out. Here’s moon on the Supermoon:  http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/10jul_supermoons/

Temps this afternoon warm into the mid 80s away from the coast, and near 80 at the shore before winds turn a bit onshore.  Overall, it’ll be a great beach day with light seas, a low risk of rip currents and a good deal of sun.  High tide runs in around noon, so get your sand space early, before the beach fills up.

Humidity increases a bit tomorrow with partly sunny skies prevailing.  Much of the time is rain-free, but a passing shower or thunderstorm in the afternoon north and west of Boston is not out of the question, especially outside 495 from the Worcester Hills to Southwestern New Hampshire.  A few of those showers and storms may find there way to the coast Sunday night.

As cold air from Canada plunges into the Midwest early next week and slides east, the cold front associated with the chilly blast will sit just to our west.   That front will spark numerous showers and storms along and ahead of it as it encounters the warm and humid air in place across the East Coast.  For us, it all means the risk of showers and storms is high Monday, Tuesday and perhaps even into Wednesday as that front is slow to progress through.  A few storms may contain strong winds, while locally heavy rains will also be possible.  I don’t expect it to rain all day, every day, but you don’t need it to rain all day in a set-up like this to pick up a lot of water.  Just a couple hours of downpours can produce localized flooding, so we’ll have to keep an eye on where these downpours set up early next week.

Low humidity returns to end the week.

Enjoy the weekend

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