While it’s not heat wave material, we do get more typical August-like weather back with us this week as highs head into the lower to middle 80s (mid to upper 70s coast) with a bit of humidity and a slight risk of a few afternoon storms.

This morning, we start with fog, which will be locally dense in a few towns.  That dense fog lifts for some hazy sun and with a southwest wind, we’ll warm into the lower to middle 80s.  The exception to that will be along the coast as sea breezes kick in and temps there hold into the mid to upper 70s.  While we do get our dry hours in to hang out pool side or at the beach, just keep an eye to the sky this afternoon as a few pop-up storms fire.  The highest chance is north and west of Boston.  The steering winds that guide these storms are weak today, so any thunderstorm that does form may be a slow mover with locally heavy rain.

The theme remains the same the next few days with highs in the 80s, and occasionally a passing storm in the afternoon.  The most widespread storm chance is Wednesday afternoon as a cold front drops in.

We do lower the humidity past Wednesday, and the weather to end the week and head into next weekend looks good at this point.

In other weather news…. Tropical storm Bertha has gained some steam overnight, just shy of hurricane status at 5:00AM this morning.  The track remains the same however, with it’s closest pass still forecasted to be several hundred miles to our southeast.  The main impact Bertha will have on New England is higher surf and rip currents along the coast Wednesday and Thursday.  Highest impacted beaches will be the National Seashore of the Cape as well as east and south facing beaches of the Islands.

Have a good week!

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