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Forecast: A Sunny, 'Spectacular Summer Day'

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Great vacation weather is on tap for the next week and that includes nearly all of the upcoming weekend. It won’t matter much what part of New England you are in, the weather should cooperate.

Today is a spectacular summer day with abundant sunshine from the mountains of Vermont to the seacoast of New Hampshire to southeast Maine. Here in Southern New England it will be equally as beautiful.

If you are headed to the beaches this weekend, high tide is around noon with low tide around dinner time. You can expect water temperatures to be at some of their warmest levels of the summer. The water will continue to warm a bit for a week or two before beginning the slow decline.

While the Perseid meteor shower peaked overnight, there is still ample opportunity to see more meteors all weekend. The best place to look is somewhere dark. If you are headed to the coast or an inland lake or pond, those open spaces offer some of the best views.

I can’t entirely rule out a spot shower today, but it’s such a remote chance, it’s almost not worth the mention. If you are headed to the Patriots first official practice game of the season this evening the weather will cooperate.

Friday looks warm and sunny with some areas not seeing any clouds for most of the day. Humidity will still be quite low.

The actual weekend will feature a warming trend with 80s on Saturday and near 90 in many spots away from the immediate coast on Sunday. Across Maine you will find cooler readings along the coastline, but inland areas will heat up as well.

A chance of thunderstorms exists Saturday afternoon, especially over northern New England.
The chance to reach into the 90s could continue for two more days on Monday and Tuesday, making for a very hot period in a summer where there hasn’t been a lot of heat. I expect cooler weather by the middle of next week.


Today: Sunny, with a high in the lower 80s.

Tonight: Mostly clear, and comfortable. Lows 57-63.

Friday: Sunny, with a high in the mid 80s.

Saturday: Lots of sunshine. A few showers or storms in the afternoon are possible in northern New England with an isolated chance in southern New England. Highs 84-87.

Sunday: Patchy fog before 8 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high 85-90.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 87-91.

David Epstein Twitter Meteorologist
David Epstein is WBUR's meteorologist.

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