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Forecast: Warm Weather Continues — And So Does The Lack Of Rain

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Overnight, with the dry air in place, temperatures fell to very comfortable levels, and this morning kicks off another mainly sunny day.  There is a weak weather disturbance producing a period of clouds this morning, these should depart during the second part of the afternoon.

Temperatures on Wednesday got well into the 80s including in Boston. The map below of today's high temperatures focuses a bit further south.

Projected high temperatures today. (Courtesy NOAA)
Projected high temperatures today. (Courtesy NOAA)

You can see Boston will be approaching 80 degrees, but look to the south, where it’s in the 90s along with lots of humidity. This time of year, that type of weather can make it this far north, but with the jet stream shunting all of that heat away from the area, it remains very comfortable.

Of course, it seems like it doesn’t rain much anymore around here with the last significant rain nearly two weeks ago. The new drought maps will be released later today, and I will be able to share them with you on Friday. I expect the area of moderate drought in southern New England to expand further.

So it’s really good news, bad news depending on your perspective. The dry sunny weather is awesome to be enjoying outside, but the lack of rain is problematic for growers.

The sunny dry weather will continue into the weekend with pleasant levels of humidity. Monday is the unsure day of the forecast. That storm in the ocean still could bring clouds and showers or it could be hazy, hot and humid. I’d like to see one more day of information before feeling really comfortable with the forecast.

Today: Morning clouds then becoming mostly sunny after 2 p.m. with a high 76-82, warmest inland.

Tonight: Clear and comfortable. Lows 52-65, warmest in Boston.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with highs in the upper 60s at the immediate coast to upper 70s well inland. Some coastal clouds south of Plymouth.

Saturday: Mostly sunny and pleasant. Highs in the low to mid 70s.

Sunday: Sunny and warmer. Highs 75-84.

Monday: Sun and clouds. Highs 76-85.

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

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



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