Forecast: Highs In The 70s This Week

I'll start this morning with a quote from the folks at the National Weather Service in Boston about the weather this week: "Not the most summer-like pattern." I couldn't have said it any better, so why try.

It's not that the weather the next few days is going to be bad, it's just I'm sure most of us don't expect such pleasant temperatures and low humidity in the middle of August. It's almost hard to fathom what time of year it is. It's sort of like having a very mild February.

High pressure will remain in control through Wednesday keeping any significant cloud and rain to our south. High temperatures will be in the 70s this week and overnight lows will fall into the 50s. Boston, Providence and Hartford will likely remain in the lower 60s at night due to the buildings, etc.

The second half of the week will bring a new round of possible showers but here, too, this doesn't look like a washout. The best chance of rain seems to be Thursday, but that chance might linger into Friday. The upcoming weekend looks dry and pleasant. I still don't see any big heat in sight. This might be a summer with no heat waves. Time will tell.

Monday: Mostly sunny and pleasant with highs in the mid 70s.

Monday night: Mostly clear and comfortable. Lows in the mid 50s to lower 60s (warmest in the cities and right along the water).

Tuesday: Sunny and pleasant. Highs in the mid 70s.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny and seasonable. Highs in the upper 70s (cooler at the coast).

Thursday: A blend of clouds and sunshine. A few showers possible. Somewhat more humid with highs in the 70s.

Friday: Partly sunny with a high in the mid 70s.

You can follow David’s weather updates on Twitter at @growingwisdom.

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