Forecast: Warm And Humid With Risk Of Showers

Overall the next five days is looking nice with dry weather and seasonable or even cooler than average readings. Today is the exception to that rule with warm and somewhat humid air with a risk of showers. Many areas in southern New England need rain, but I don’t see a widespread rain event right now for the foreseeable future.

Today you’ll notice the muggy air is back in full force with dew points in the 60s to lower 70s. After the morning clouds and fog clear, there should be an abundance of sunshine for a few hours before clouds build back into the region. The air is laden with moisture meaning it won’t take much to produce heavy downpours, especially during the second half of the afternoon into the evening hours.

While not all of us will see rain today, those of us that do could see up to half an inch in a short period of time. Highs this afternoon will depend on just how much sunshine you see. A few additional hours of sun today can mean the difference between a high of 78 or 83, and that will feel a lot different.

As the cold front moves east overnight, the risk of rain ends, and the air turns drier by morning. Our brief day of humidity will be gone, and the air will have a crispness to it by tomorrow evening.

The weekend looks dry and seasonably cool. The one issue might be late Saturday as areas of clouds and rain push to our south and east. If this area came close enough it could bring a light shower, mostly south of Boston. However, the likelihood of rain Saturday is slim.

Morning lows this weekend will be cool with many inland areas reaching the 40s, it won’t be cold enough for heat, but it will be chilly enough to remind us what’s coming.

Thursday: Warm and more humid with a chance of evening showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Sunshine will be prevalent at times through the clouds.

Thursday night: Evening showers and thunderstorms otherwise clearing by morning and cooler. Lows in the upper 50s.

Friday: Sunny and dry. Highs near 70.

Saturday: A blend of clouds and sunshine. A small risk of a late day or evening shower. Highs in the upper 60s.

Sunday: Mostly sunny and comfortable. Highs in the upper 60s.

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