Forecast: Wall To Wall Sunshine For Father's Day Weekend

When the summer is over, Father’s Day weekend may end up having been one of the nicest weekends of the entire season. As I often write, your personal perspective may be different, but very few will argue two sunny days, low humidity and temperatures warm enough, but no too warm, falls into the perfect category.

Check out the highs for Saturday below. This is just stunning weather, but we need rain.

Expected high temperatures for Saturday, June 18. (Courtesy NOAA)
Expected high temperatures for Saturday, June 18. (Courtesy NOAA)

High pressure continues to keep any rain from reaching New England. This will be the case through the weekend and into the start of next week.

Since the air is relatively dry, temperatures will continue to have a wide range from overnight lows to afternoon highs. This also means we will have great sleeping weather. The humidity to our south will eventually be able to move north later Monday and especially Tuesday. The good news, if you don’t like humidity, it’s not going to last.

If you are thinking of heading to the beach, you should be aware of the chilly water. You likely noticed how windy it was earlier this week. Those winds, which pushed the warmer water off the surface of the water, helped bring colder water up from below and therefore ocean temperatures are colder than you might typically find during the second half of June.

Tides will be high late in the morning, about an hour before noon. Winds will be light onshore Saturday and light from the south/southwest on Sunday.

This weekend is the one with the greatest amount of daylight of the entire year. While next weekend is similar, it’s technically seconds shorter in terms of daylight.

Today: Generally sunny and pleasant after some morning clouds. Highs 71 at the coast, 77 inland.

Tonight: Clear and comfortable. Lows 52-63, warmest in Boston.

Saturday: Mostly sunny and pleasant. Highs in the low- to mid-70s along the coast, upper 70s to low 80s inland.

Sunday: Sunny and warmer. Highs 75-88, coolest on the Cape and Islands.

Monday: Sunshine, with highs 76-85.

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