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Forecast: Unsettled And Muggy Conditions This Weekend, But Some Dry Times As Well

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The weekend won’t be a washout, but at times it might seem that way. A slow moving frontal system to our west is going to stall over southern New England this weekend and act as the focal point for showers and thunderstorms. Since the air is so laden with moisture it won’t take much to bring about a lot of rain.

The best chance of showers will be in the afternoon as any sunshine we do see helps destabilize the atmosphere and bring with it tropical downpours.

The driest weather will be western sections on Sunday, but humidity will be high. I would not cancel any plans unless you must have it 100 percent rain free. There will be large blocks of time when there isn’t any rain and the sun also makes an appearance.

Finally next week a cold front will sweep the humidity out to sea and bring back drier and much less humid air. You will have to wait until Tuesday night or Wednesday for this to occur, but it should feel much better.

Hurricane Danny will not pose a threat to the United States even as it moves westward towards the east coast. The hurricane is likely to run into an unfavorable environment which means over the coming days it will weaken to a tropical storm. It will still need to be watched for where it does make landfall as even tropical storms can cause major issue.  However, I don’t see it impacting New England.


Today: Lots of clouds and muggy. Highs 77-81. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Some downpours.

Tonight: A few showers and tropical downpours. Some thunderstorms possible. Lows in the 60s.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy and muggy. Highs near 80 with showers and thunderstorms possible especially in the afternoon.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, with scattered showers and storms and a high near 80.

Monday: Continues to be unsettled. Highs near 80 degrees.

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

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

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