Forecast: A Couple Good Beach Days Ahead Before More Showers And Humidity

Whether you like summer or not, I think most people can agree that the humidity over the past few weeks has been extreme. I even had vegetables and fruit rotting away because of all the humidity and the lack of any sort of air movement.

What started as a pretty nice summer has turned into quite the wet one — especially this past month. Some areas saw between 6 to 12 inches of rain, particularly in towns and cities west of Route 495. This is too much water and too much humidity.

I am taking showers out of the forecast for today and Thursday, but I'll be putting them back in for Friday and Saturday. Humidity will be down a little bit until the weekend, but we won't see any dramatically dry air.

Temperatures today through Friday will be well into the 80s, and I would say that today and Thursday should make for pretty good beach days. Friday is also a good day, but there is a risk of showers in the afternoon.

Saturday is going to feel very tropical. A frontal system will bring a bigger chance of showers than Friday, and a big increase in humidity. The good news is that the frontal system will pass offshore on Sunday and give us at least two days of dry air before the humidity comes back Tuesday.

Lower dew points move into the region Sunday. (Courtesy COD Weather)
Lower dew points move into the region Sunday. (Courtesy COD Weather)

Overall, the pattern is still summery. But September isn’t far off, and this humidity can only last so long.

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Wednesday: Sunshine and clouds. Still moderately humid. Highs 83-87.

Wednesday Night: Mild and muggy. Some fog. Lows 67-72.

Thursday: Sunshine and just a few clouds, muggy. Highs in the 80s. Feels in the lower 90s.

Friday: Sunshine and clouds. May shower or storm. Warm highs in the mid-80s.

Saturday: Sunshine and clouds, very humid.  Some showers and storms. Highs in the 80s.

Sunday: Sunshine and clouds. Noticeably drier.  Highs 75-80.

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