Forecast: Beach Day Today, More Humidity Friday

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I see light at the end of the humidity tunnel and it's not that far away. Today is going to be a hot day with plenty of humidity and temperatures nearing 90 degrees. Our actual dewpoint maybe a little bit under where it's been the past few days.

There's going to be plenty of sunshine, but there will be also a buildup of some clouds in this afternoon, which could yield a quick sprinkle or brief shower. I think on balance this is a mostly sunny day.

Warm temperatures continue today with high humidity. (Courtesy NOAA)
Warm temperatures continue today with high humidity. (Courtesy NOAA)

A cold front approaches from the west Friday, and ahead of it that tropical humidity will be pulled northward. This means very uncomfortable conditions for Friday and Saturday with lots of moisture in the air and warm temperatures. You know the drill. We have the chance for showers and thunderstorms and some of these could yield a very heavy downpour with potential street flooding.

There's a bit of a question on Saturday as to how quickly the rain showers clear the area. We could see southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts break into some sunshine for the second part of the day, while the southern part of the state has clouds and showers more on this tomorrow.

Either way, it looks like drier and cooler conditions will start on Sunday and last for a few days.  Next week it looks like the core of this humidity is now over although I expect to see several more humid days. It doesn't appear as intense as what we've just been through.

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Thursday: Sunshine and just a few clouds, muggy. Highs in the 80s. Feels in the lower 90s. Spot shower not impossible.

Thursday Night: Warm and muggy. Some fog. There could be a shower. Lows 67-72.

Friday: Humid with clouds and a few showers and downpours. Highs in the mid-80s.

Saturday: Still humid. Some showers and storms. May clear in the afternoon. Highs in the 80s.

Sunday: Sunshine and clouds. Noticeably drier. Highs 72-77. Possibly more clouds/showers Cape if front remains close.

Monday: Mainly sunny. Highs in the 70s to near 80.

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