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Forecast: A Few Showers, Generally Dry Through Fourth Of July

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There was tremendous rain Tuesday night across parts of western Maine. Several roads washed out and after several hours well over 7 inches of rain had fallen. While that area of New England saw flash flooding, Southern New England remains mostly very dry.

Even though there are showers around again this morning, just like yesterday, they won't amount to much and will be over by midday. The air will continue to feel humid as a southerly flow keeps moisture levels high. For this reason some of the showers could be briefly heavy.

Later this afternoon a front will again kick off a few showers, mostly east of Route 495, to the coastline. I don't expect anything widespread however. Temperatures will be in the 70s to lower 80s early this afternoon.

Temperatures expected around 1 p.m this afternoon. (Courtesy WeatherBell Analytics)
Temperatures expected around 1 p.m this afternoon. (Courtesy WeatherBell Analytics)

Once the rain ends, our next opportunity — although it's small — for rain comes Friday night and perhaps Saturday. Once again scattered showers will be back in the forecast, but it will be dry most of the time and Saturday sees plenty of sunshine as well. I say perhaps Saturday because the front bringing the showers Friday night could linger into Saturday.

The balance of the holiday weekend is looking rather nice with that exception of the Saturday shower.  The air is going to become very dry once again so if you are going away for the weekend be sure to soak all your potted plants and any gardens, because moisture will rapidly evaporate from the ground.

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Today: Slight chance of showers early, otherwise partly sunny and humid. Chance for more showers over eastern areas later this afternoon with an isolated thunderstorm. Highs 80-85.

Tonight: Muggy early then drier by morning.  Lows in the upper 50s to mid 60s

Thursday: Mostly sunny and dry. Highs 78-84.

Friday: Mostly sunny and warm, a bit more humid with an evening or overnight shower. Highs in the 80s.

Saturday:  Lots of sunshine, 81-86.

Sunday: Dry and warm.  Highs 80-85, cooler Cape Cod.

Monday: Dry and warm. Highs 80-85, cooler Cape Cod.

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

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