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Forecast: Great — Though Dry — Stretch Of Weather Continues

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Today will be another generally sunny day, and those winds we've had since the weekend will continue. However, they'll be more subdued.

You might have noticed some leaves have been blown off the trees lately. The leaves are still quite soft in June, especially after a late spring and the new growth can easily be torn off a tree. Generally, this won't harm the plant, but it does give us an idea of just how strong the winds have been.

The upper level flow remains locked in a position keeping dry air over New England. Unless some things change, which they always can, it appears the nice weather will continue through the weekend.

There will be a storm system to our south later this weekend, but presently, most models take this out to sea and only brush the coast with a few clouds.

Temperatures continue to be pleasant with the big heat remaining out west and well to the south. With the exception of a few days, we haven't seen any real humidity as of yet.

The dry air is more comfortable, but it does dry out the ground and when the heat arrives, if the ground is still dry it can make a heat wave even hotter. This is because soil that is moist takes longer to heat up, and therefore heat waves with moist or wet soil tend to be less intense than those with dry soil.


Tuesday: Mainly sunny, with a high near 78. Still breezy.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 55. Northwest wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high 76-84, warmest inland.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with highs in the 70s to lower 80s inland. Some coastal clouds south of Plymouth.

Friday: Mostly sunny and cooler. Highs in the low to mid 70s.

You can follow my weather updates on Twitter at @growingwisdom.

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

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