More summer-like warmth across the region with temps reaching the 70s/80s before the sea breeze knocked the coastal temps back into the 60s. We even had a little more humidity joining the fun too! Despite the warm & more humid weather, very little in the way of shower & thunderstorm activity as there is nothing to left this warm, humid air. Just a great summer day.
Tomorrow is similar but it will start with a fair amount of clouds (mugginess) and perhaps a few sprinkles but by midday & the afternoon we are back into the sunshine. Even with a later start to the sun, temps will head for the 80s yet again….70s along the coast/beaches/Rt 3 traffic. There may be a few isolated thundershowers tomorrow afternoon out across western & northern New England…nothing severe or widespread tho. Nice way to get the Holiday Weekend started off on the right foot.
The Holiday Weekend itself still offers some early summer heat and sunshine as well as cooler temps & showers. The shower threat is a new development. Here’s why……a swirly collection of tropical moisture off the South Carolina coastline–which may become Tropical Storm Bonnie (Alex formed waaay back in January, remember?) and while this storm with a possible name won’t bother us it may fling some tropical moisture up into New England late in the Holiday Weekend–Memorial Day. For this reason, Monday offers the most clouds & the highest chance of showers—not a washout but not the best of days for the beaches, BBQ’s or parades. Saturday & Sunday should be dry both days (slight risk of some afternoon storms on Sunday well inland) with hot temps on Saturday–near 90….cooling to the 70s on Sunday.
Hopefully tomorrow will offer a more definitive picture for Memorial Day.