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I was thinking this morning what a great week of weather it is going to be for vacationers. It's not perfect, because we have to contend with clouds and some showers for Thursday. But, overall, this is a great week of weather.
Yesterday was another cool day for July with highs in the 70s. Boston, with the wind off the water, was in the 60s much of the evening making for a very comfortable sleeping night.
Now the humidity is higher and will creep up even more throughout the day. The amount of moisture in the air will peak on Wednesday afternoon and evening making for an uncomfortable few hours on that day.
I believe both today and Wednesday will be terrific beach days. High tides will be during the middle of the morning, but they are not particularly high for the time of year.
A cold front brings showers and storms later Wednesday night and Thursday. This front will usher in drier and somewhat cooler air for the end of the week and the weekend. I expect most areas to see a tenth to a quarter inch of rain, not a lot, but a bit to wet the ground and keep the lawns from burning out too much.
I looked ahead to the weather after this weekend, and I see a few more chances of showers in the next 10 days but no signs of any extended heat.
Tuesday: Any early fog gives way to sunshine and warm temperatures. More humidity with highs in the upper 80s but remaining in the 70s on the outer portions of Cape Cod and the Islands.
Tuesday night: Some late-night fog. Otherwise partly cloudy and mild. Lows of 65 to 70.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and hot. Highs in the upper 80s to around 90.
Wednesday night: Warm and muggy with showers and storms late at night. Lows in the upper 60s.
Thursday: Showers, mostly in the morning. Some late-day clearing. Not as warm with highs of 75 to 80.
Thursday night: Clearing and turning drier by morning. Lows in the lower 60s.
Friday: Mostly sunny with a high in the upper 70s to near 80.
Saturday: Sunny with a high in the lower 80s.
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