The weather in New England is often extreme, and over the past six months it has been living up to its reputation.
Record cold and snow this winter was followed by very dry spring conditions and even some record-cool June days. Now we are beginning a period of tranquil and warm weather that will last for about a week.
I've not included rain the forecast for next week. While I am not anticipating any summer showers right now, that could change.
If you are headed to the beach during the next week, look for high tides around noon Thursday and early in the weekend. High tide will arrive later and later, approaching evening by the end of next week.
Water temperatures are still cool, running in the upper 50s to lower 60s. I expect these readings to warm a few degrees by mid-month as the long days and lack of clouds heat up the water.
Temperatures will be running close to average, in the 77 to 85 degree range during this entire period.
There will be days when it’s on the cooler side of that range and others when it’s higher. The humidity levels over the next seven days look very comfortable.
I was also surprised when I looked at the long-range forecasts at how little the humidity was forecast to increase. Let’s enjoy this long stretch of fantastic weather; it hasn’t been this nice for this long in a while.
Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high around 80 degrees.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy and comfortable. Lows 53-60.
Friday: Sunny, with a high around 80 degrees.
Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high 77-82.
Sunday: Sunny and warm. Highs in the mid 80s. Cooler on the Cape.
Monday: Sunny, with a in the mid 80s. Cooler on the Cape.
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