Forecast: Mid-Summer Weather This Weekend To Close Out August

After a very comfortable night for sleeping we are looking at nearly flawless day for today. Sunny and warm temperatures will make this a top 10 day of the summer. (I use top 10 terminology for those days with light winds, abundant sunshine, low humidity and warm, but not hot, temperatures. All of these criteria will be met today, so I am giving top 10 status.)

The question I have for myself with regard to the forecast over the next five days is, 'What am I missing that could mess up the weather?' One possibility is some cooler marine air comes down from Maine sometime next week, but right now that isn’t likely.

Of course Tropical Storm Erika remains a wild card, but presently she isn’t expected to impact New England in a major way.

Our weather therefore will be controlled by a big area of high pressure, somewhat stronger than is typical for late August along the eastern seaboard. This pressure system will continue to keep very warm and increasingly humid air funneling into southern New England. It’s likely inland areas will reach the lower 90s at some point next week.

September can be very warm and this year it’s looking more and more like the month is going to average quite a bit above what you might expect.

If you haven’t been to the beach this year, there’s still plenty of time and the weather will cooperate.

Today: Sunny, with a high near 80.

Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 57-65.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 85.

Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high in the upper 80s.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high around 85-90.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high around 85-90.

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

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