Forecast: Uncomfortable Humidity For The Rest Of The Week

A large, sprawling high pressure system, the Bermuda high, will continue to pump super humid air into and through southern New England for the rest of the week. Although, the air will be juicy enough to readily produce showers and thunderstorms, the atmosphere will remain quite stable. In other words, there lacks a front to lift that air up to cause significant organized precipitation.

However, there will be an approaching front Friday night which will elevate our risk for showers and thunderstorms as we head into the first part of the weekend. Now that August is upon us, we are past the hottest time of the year. In fact, our normal daily highs are just above 80 with lows in mid-60s. By the end of the month, those normal readings will edge back to 77 and 63, respectively.

In the rainfall department, Logan Airport officially received 4.55 inches of rain during July, which was around one inch above the norm. For the year we are nearly 2 inches above average. In any year, the month of August can see 3.3 inches of rainfall. We certainly could use the extra water and will probably start adding to that tally during this upcoming weekend.

Today: Mostly cloudy, Breaks of sun. Increasing humidity. High: 82.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, muggy. Low 73.

Thursday: Partly sunny, hot and humid. Slight chance of a late day shower. Highs around 90.

Friday: Partly sunny, hot, humid. Few showers/thunderstorms at night. High: 90.

Saturday: Partly sunny, chance of an afternoon thunderstorm. High: 85.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, slightly less humid. Highs 85-90.


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