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Forecast: Warm Pattern Is Over

The warm pattern of last week is certainly over. Today, with a wind off the water, coastal areas will only reach the lower 70s. This time of year the sun is still quite strong, so if you are in the sunshine it will feel warmer than the air temperature shows. There is no chance of rain, although sunshine will mix with clouds at times.

Overnight a weather system will graze the area. This, combined with the east wind will bring some thicker clouds and the chance for some drizzle, especially along the coast. I am not expecting any significant rainfall and, actually, it likely won’t even be measurable for most of us. It’s very dry right now, and we need a good soaking.

Tomorrow starts a bit murky along the coastline but sunshine returns for a rather pleasant early-to mid-September day. Temperatures will be in the 60s by mid-morning and the lower 70s during the afternoon.

A front moves into the region on Thursday and brings the chance of rain showers. There will be more humidity in the air and the possibility of thunder in the evening.

Friday sees a return to nice weather with highs in the mid 70s.

I am going to play the weekend mainly dry and with a blend of clouds and sunshine right now. There will be a storm system riding along the same front that goes through Thursday. It appears the storm will remain far enough offshore to not bring any rain to the area. However, just like in winter, if the storm tracks closer to the coast we will see a change in the forecast and need to add more rain.

Behind this weather system it turns cool and dry, and it’s going to feel more like early October later this weekend and the first part of next week. Have a great day.


Tuesday: Mostly sunny with highs in the lower 70s along the coast and the mid 70s inland. Thicker clouds on Cape Cod and the Islands.

Tuesday night: Lots of clouds with some coastal drizzle. Lows in the 50s.

Wednesday: Early clouds and some drizzle along the shore. Otherwise becoming partly sunny and seasonably cool. Highs of 70 to 75.

Thursday: A blend of clouds and sunshine. Milder highs in the mid to upper 70s. A few afternoon showers are possible.

Friday: Partly sunny with highs in the mid 70s.

Saturday: Lots of clouds with some sun and a risk of a shower. Highs of 68 to 74.

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