Forecast: Another Perfect Beach Day

The weather looks to remain quite nice through the weekend and into next week.

As we approach Labor Day weekend, the one weather-related caveat is dependent on what happens with a tropical disturbance over the Caribbean within the next several days. The movement and intensification of that system may play into our weather later next week, but until then, a nice summer forecast is ahead.

Today is another fantastic beach day with plenty of sunshine and very warm temperatures. Humidity levels increase through the day so that by this evening, it feels rather uncomfortable. Look for temperatures in the 80s to near 90 this afternoon.

Tonight is a warm and muggy summer night. There won’t be any chance of rain through the evening, but as we enter the early morning hours of Friday, there could be a spot shower. The chance of showers continues for the first part of Friday. As usual, most of you won’t see a thing, but a few will receive a thunderstorm.

Temperatures Friday afternoon will approach 90 degrees in spite of the chance of showers. (Courtesy NOAA)
Temperatures Friday afternoon will approach 90 degrees in spite of the chance of showers. (Courtesy NOAA)

After the front passes it remains warm. Highs over the weekend still reach the low to mid 80s, and while the humidity will be lower than later today and Friday, it won’t be the dry crisp air we had a few days ago.

Monday another front passes and brings a slight chance of more showers. If Boston doesn’t have any showers between now and the end of the month, this will be the driest meteorological summer on record.  Even if it does rain, it’s still will be the driest summer in a couple of decades.

Today: Mainly sunny and warm. Becoming humid. Highs in the 80s to near 90.

Tonight: Mainly clear to partly cloudy with a chance of a shower late at night. Lows around 67 in the valleys to 72 in Boston and other metro areas.

Friday: Partly sunny with a slight chance of a shower or thunderstorm before midday. Highs in the 80s to near 90.

Saturday: Lots of sunshine. Highs 80-85.

Sunday: More sunshine. Highs in the mid 80s.

Monday: Partly sunny with the chance of a shower.

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