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Stellar weather took place on Wednesday, and we are going to do it all over again today with another day of full sunshine and warm temperatures.
Humidity levels will be moderate once again allowing for a fantastic day to enjoy summer weather.
When we look back at the summer of 2016, it won't be a lack of sunny days we'll remember, that's for sure. Other summers can bring several days of clouds, fog and rain during the June to August period, but this year the drought has made sunshine the rule.
The wind direction this afternoon is southerly meaning cooler air from the ocean arrives in south facing coastal areas during the afternoon. This sets up Cape Cod to see high temperatures reach the mid to upper 70s, while Boston and inland areas reach the low to mid 80s.
A repeat of today comes tomorrow with temperatures just a few degrees warmer, reaching the mid to perhaps upper 80s inland.
The next chance of rain is Saturday, and this is our only chance of it for the foreseeable future. The depth of the drought will continue to grow even if we do see a bit of shower activity Saturday afternoon.
If you are making plans for the weekend, the showers and storms shouldn't interfere as they will be widely scattered and only occur for a few hours in the afternoon.
Looking further ahead, the models are indicating some extreme heat possible late next week. This on top of the drought would stress agriculture even more across eastern Massachusetts.
Today: Mainly sunny and pleasantly warm. Highs 81-86, but 70s on much of Cape Cod.
Tonight: Mostly clear and still comfortable for sleeping. Lows in the upper 50s to mid 60s.
Friday: More sunshine and a bit more humid. Highs 83-89. Cooler on Cape and the Islands.
Saturday: Mostly sunny and humid with some showers and storms possible in the afternoon. Highs 85-89.
Sunday: Sunny again and pleasant with lower humidity. Highs 77-83.
Monday: Sunny and warm. Highs 79-84.
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