The front that brought severe thunderstorms has now moved east. Many of the severe weather reports Monday afternoon were downed trees and power lines caused by straight-line winds. There were also several reports of lightning strikes that caused fires. Other than some fair weather instability clouds this afternoon, the remainder of the week will be mostly clear and precipitation free.
This time of year in the northeast, the dew point temperature is a measurement and indicator of how much moisture is in the air. In other words, how humid it is. Generally, dew points in the 40s to lower 50s feels comfortable to most people. These are going to be the readings Tuesday and Wednesday — very pleasant. By Thursday, the dew points get into the 50s and will rise into the 60s Friday. Once readings get above 65, humidity is in the “uncomfortable” range.
Actual air temperatures will be cooler for the next couple days with highs reaching the lower 80s. By Friday afternoon, highs will be back around 90 with the chance for a late day thunderstorm in a few towns as the next front approaches from the west.
Get out enjoy the next couple days before the heat and humidity return to the region.
Today: Morning sunshine, few afternoon clouds. Breezy and more comfortable. Highs low 80s.
Tonight: Clear. Lows in the upper 60s.
Wednesday: Sunny and pleasant. Highs in the low 80s.
Thursday: Mostly sunny. Warmer. High 87.
Friday: Mostly sunny. Humid again with the chance for a late day thunderstorm. Highs near 90.