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Forecast: Great Weather Ahead

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After a muggy and somewhat showery day Wednesday we are entering a period of dry and warm weather beginning today.

If you regularly follow my blog, you'll know that I'm always watching for dry weather. Temperatures over the weekend will be slightly above average to start and getting further into the warm territory through the weekend.

We've had more than adequate rain over the past month and after yesterday showers I really don't see any precipitation in the forecast for a week to 10 days at the earliest. All this dry weather will be accompanied by a warming trend. Temperatures over the weekend will be slightly above-average and headed even higher. By the time I get toward next week, I'm looking at 90 degree readings as a definite possibility.

There are school systems which go back next week and this means people will have to prepare for hot weather in buildings which are likely not air conditioned.

Along with the warm weather next week will come some humidity. Dew points will continue to increase and reach uncomfortable levels for the middle of next week. The warm weather is likely to continue toward the end of the week but there may be a cooling as we get towards Labor Day.

Warmer-than-average weather is likely to continue into the first week of September. (Courtesy NOAA)
Warmer-than-average weather is likely to continue into the first week of September. (Courtesy NOAA)

This persistent pattern is because of high pressure off the coast of the Atlantic, known as the Bermuda High. It has been firmly entrenched for most of the summer and will continue to be the dominant player in the weather.

You can follow my updates here and on Twitter @growingwisdom.


Thursday: An early morning shower, then sunshine and clouds, drier. Highs in the upper 70s.

Thursday Night: Partly to mostly clear and comfortable. Lows 55-63.

Friday: Sunshine and clouds. Still dry. Highs around 80.

Saturday: Sunshine and high clouds, and warm. Highs 80-85.

Sunday: Partly to mostly sunny and warm. Highs 83-87.

Monday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 80s to near 90. Cooler Cape/Islands.

This segment aired on August 23, 2018.

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