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Forecast: Warmer, Humid Air Is Back For A Bit Before Rain

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First of all, I hope you got a chance to view last night’s lunar eclipse, even for a short period of time. It was quite a sight, and we had clear skies during an astronomical show — something that doesn’t happen very often in New England.

Last week I was lamenting how boring the weather was (the stretch of dry and sunny weather was tough to describe differently each day), but this week there are a lots of features to the forecast to write about.

First, warmer and more humid air will flow into New England from the south, meaning it will feel like summer once again for a couple days. You’ll really notice the mugginess in the air later today and for much of Tuesday.

Some of the moisture from the persistent low pressure system to our south will move in later this evening and could bring some showers tonight.

On Tuesday, Tuesday night and even into Wednesday, a cold front will be the catalyst for possible showers. This front, if it stalls, will likely allow measurable rain into much of eastern New England.

On Thursday, cooler and drier air will arrive and bring a generally sunny and pleasant first day of October. This nice weather likely continues into Friday.

This coming weekend there are potential weather issues in the form of wind and rain. The computer models haven’t quite solved the solution as to whether a storm system moves along the coast or stays further out to sea.

This situation definitely could be interesting as we will still have astronomically high tides much of this week and into the weekend.


Today: Sunshine and clouds, warmer and a bit muggy. Highs in the low to mid 70s.

Tonight: Lots of clouds and mild. Lows in the 60s. May shower.

Tuesday: A good chance of showers and even some downpours. Muggy and warm. Highs 71-75.

Wednesday: A few morning showers and turning less humid. Highs in the 60s.

Thursday: Partly sunny, with a high near 60.

Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 60.

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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