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A fine stretch of weather continues today with a great day to be at the beaches. While there might be a few afternoon clouds popping up, overall this is going to be a nearly perfect August day. Humidity levels are high today and this will leave us with a warm and muggy night ahead. During the evening a few towns will see a shower or thunderstorm. Think about the risk of showers this way: of 10 towns, about three will see rain this evening.
The risk of rain rises tomorrow as about half of us see some showers. This still means half of us don’t, of course, and, if you are like me and want some rain, I am hopeful we get some. The showers today and tomorrow could be heavy and slow moving. This means there is the opportunity for some big puddles and a slowdown of traffic.
Thursday it’s back to mostly sunny skies. I did leave a shower in the forecast but eight out of 10 of those towns will stay dry. If you are in the two that do see showers Thursday they will be quick and not as heavy.
The weekend is looking fantastic with an abundance of sunshine, warm temperatures and no chance of rain. Have a great day.
Tuesday: Lots of sunshine and warm. Highs in the mid 80s but cooler at the beaches and on Cape Cod and the Islands.
Tuesday night: Warm and muggy with a chance of evening showers and storms. Most areas do not see any rain. Low of 64 to 69.
Wednesday: Some sunny breaks in spite of a lot of clouds. Highs in the upper 70s to around 80. A period of showers and thunderstorms for about half the region.
Thursday: Lots of sunshine but not as humid. Highs near 80. A quick shower or storm late in the afternoon or early evening.
Friday: Mostly sunny with highs of 76 to 79.
Saturday: Sunny with a high near 80.
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