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Forecast: Tropical Feeling All Week

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If you're on vacation this week, or you don't like humidity, you're probably not going to like the forecast — we are going to see a lot of moisture in the air. While you may see showers in the forecast every single day, it is not going to rain all the time. As a matter of fact, most of the time this week will be dry, but when it does rain, with all the moisture in the air, the rain could come down quite hard.

The best days this week are going to be Tuesday and Wednesday when the chance for showers is at its lowest. The highest risk for showers is Monday and Thursday. Temperatures at night are going to remain very warm staying at or above 70 degrees, meaning it will be tough to sleep if you don't have air conditioning (unless you really like that tropical feeling).

The reason for all this warm weather is high pressure off the coast, which is pumping a southerly flow of tropical air into the region. Ironically, if this high moved a little bit further west, we would get into more sunshine.

The best weather is likely going to be over the extreme southeastern part of Massachusetts closest to this area of high pressure. The heaviest rain this week should occur over inner and northern New England. If you're headed into those areas on vacation, I would be sure to have plenty of indoor activities on the docket.

Showers will trend westward today thus lowering the risk. (Courtesy COD Weather)
Showers will trend westward today thus lowering the risk. (Courtesy COD Weather)

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Note: It will be humid the entire week.

Monday: Clouds, some breaks, showers and storms possible. Highs around 80.

Monday Night: Warm. Lows around 70.

Tuesday and Wednesday : Sunshine/clouds. Highs in the middle 80s. 75-80 Cape/Islands. Chance of a shower or storm.

Thursday: Clouds and a few showers. Highs in the lower 80s.

Friday: Clouds, some breaks of sunshine. Highs 84-89.

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



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