Forecast: Above-Average Temperatures Ahead

The weather this weekend was dry, but rather cool for the end of August. Our final week of the month is going to change that as we have at least a few days of above average temperatures.

We find high pressure building south of New England today and this will create a southerly flow of warm and eventually somewhat humid air. The most humid if the next three days will be Wednesday afternoon when the dew points will reach the mid 60s and, combined with the temperatures in the upper 80s, will make it feel like one of the hotter days of the summer.

Neither the heat nor the humidity is going to last very long. Later Wednesday a cold front will pass through and could kick off a shower or thunderstorm. Many areas will stay dry although we need some rain.

Thursday the sunshine returns and it will be drier once again. The nice weather continues into the weekend which is amazingly Labor Day weekend. Because Monday is the 1st, this is the earliest Labor Day weekend can be. Next year it's Sept. 5-7, as late as it can be.

Tropical Storm Cristobal continues to move north far off the Florida coastline. While this storm is forecast to become a hurricane, nearly all the models keep this storm from becoming an issue to the United States. When the storm does pass the area late this week, there could be some large ocean swells. More on this in the coming days. Have a great week.

Monday: Mostly sunny and warmer. Highs in the mid 80s (cooler at the Cape/Islands).

Monday night: Mostly clear and comfortably cool. Lows of 58 to 63.

Tuesday: Sunny and warm. Highs of 84 to 88 (cooler at the Cape/Islands).

Wednesday: Sunny and very warm. A pop-up, late-day storm possible. Highs of 85 to 90.

Thursday: Mostly sunny and still nice with a high near 80.

Friday: Mostly sunny with a high near 75.

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

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David Epstein was WBUR's meteorologist.



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