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Forecast: Beautiful, Blue Skies Ahead For Summer Solstice

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"Stunning," "spectacular," "perfect," "wonderful," and "amazing" all are words that could describe this weekend's weather.

When I think back to some recent past June months, rain and clouds come to mind. It's a great treat to have fairly normal rainfall, warm temperatures and low humidity combining so often this month.

This weekend might not be as hot as some of you would prefer, but with highs well into the 70s, the sun is at its zenith for the year and a picture perfect blue sky will make for close to ideal conditions.

High pressure is building in from Canada now and will be with us for the next several days into early next week. There will be slow changes to the weather between now and then, but all of these changes will be very subtle. Temperatures will increase a degree or two each day, and by the time we get to next Tuesday, highs will be back in the lower and middle 80s. At that point in time, the air's humidity will have increased, but it won't linger for long.

The weather pattern this early part of summer continues to be quite progressive, meaning the refreshing air from the north keeps pushing the heat and humidity south, back down to Dixieland.

The summer solstice is this weekend, and this means our longest day of the year is upon us. The sun will set in Boston at 8:25 p.m. on Saturday and continue to set around that time until July 3. Starting Sunday, the sunrises will become slightly later each day taking off a few precious seconds of daylight. You won't notice it until later next month however.

Friday: Sunny and comfortable, with highs in the mid 70s.

Friday night: Partly cloudy, and great for sleeping. Lows in the 50s.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high between 75-80.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high approaching 80, though cooler at the beaches.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high between 78-82.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny and warm, with highs between 80-85.

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