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Forecast: Warm Weather Ahead

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Remember Monday? Remember the beautiful sunshine and the pleasantly warm temperatures and the low humidity? Well, it's back today. The clouds are going to vanish, leaving us with plenty of sunshine and an afternoon which will closely resemble what we saw 48 hours ago.

As compared to average, temperatures will be warmest in the northeast, the center of the country and the Pacific northwest today. (Courtesy NOAA)
As compared to average, temperatures will be warmest in the northeast, the center of the country and the Pacific northwest today. (Courtesy NOAA)

This nice weather is going to last into tomorrow, when temperatures will be a bit cooler as a wind off the water keeps readings in the 60s off the coast to the lower 70s inland.

On Friday, a westerly flow of air will propel much warmer conditions across the area. Temperatures will soar well into the 80s and it's not going to surprise me if some spots in the Merrimack Valley reach near 90 degrees.

In spite of all this warm weather, the dew point, which is a measure of the humidity, will be low — down in the 50s. It won't feel terribly uncomfortable. Consider that the sun this time of year is very strong, with the angle during the middle of the day approaching its highest point of the entire year.

A more humid flow on Saturday will make it somewhat uncomfortable, as readings get near 90 degrees over inland areas and even approach the 70s over the coast south of Boston. All this warm weather won't last very long, as cooler air from Maine moves southward and drops temperatures for Sunday and Monday.

Depending on how far south the front moves will determine whether we see clearing skies and cool temperatures with some sunshine or lingering clouds that come with the chance for showers. I'll have more on that during the day tomorrow.

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Wednesday: Clouds early, then sunny periods. Highs around 80, cooler Cape/Islands.

Wednesday Night: A few early showers, then cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s.

Thursday: Sun and clouds. Highs 70-75. Cooler 60s on the coast, Cape Ann/Cape Cod.

Friday: Mainly sunny. Highs 81-87. Cooler Cape Cod/Cape Ann.

Saturday: Warm and quite humid. Highs in the 80s. Cooler Cape/Islands.

Sunday: Clouds, cooler, a few showers. Highs 61-69.

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

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