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Forecast: Mainly Dry Weather Through Labor Day

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What a great weekend it was for being outside and enjoying the final weekend of August!

Many students will head back to the classroom this week, and the weather won’t cause any issues beyond being a bit warm for sitting in non-air conditioned buildings.

Temperatures on Tuesday will be more seasonable. (Courtesy NOAA)
Temperatures on Tuesday will be more seasonable. (Courtesy NOAA)

Sunshine is the rule through Labor Day with minor blips. As I’ve done all summer, I’ll mention the drought is still deeply entrenched and will likely be an issue through the fall.

There’s no significant rain in sight through the middle of September unless a tropical system makes its way into our region. There will be significant plant loss over the coming months and next spring many of us will be replacing dead or dying plants.

The other side of the drought is all the sunshine and warm weather. It’s going to be another great week to enjoy southern New England and head to the beach or other favorite spot. Temperatures will be warmest today and Wednesday with highs well into the 80s. The end of the week looks more comfortable and seasonable.

There is a chance of a sprinkle this morning, and some showers on Wednesday night or Thursday morning.  There’s a better chance you don’t see any rain during either of these events, however.

Daylight continues to shrink. We are losing over 2 minutes and 30 seconds of light each day and will lose an hour and 20 minutes between today and the first day of fall in September.

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Today: Partly sunny with the chance of a sprinkle this morning. Highs 82-88.

Overnight: Clear and comfortable. Lows in the upper 50s to mid 60s.

Tuesday: More sunshine and warm. Highs in the lower 80s.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 85.

Thursday: A chance of showers before noon then partly sunny. Highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 75.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 77.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 81.

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

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