Forecast: A Wonderful Weekend Of Weather Ahead

The weather looks really nice over the next five days with no chance of precipitation and a lot of sunshine. This will be one of the nicest weekends of the summer.

There is one fly in the ointment, which is rather unusual: smoke from forest fires over on the western part of the country and in Canada is going to move through the air today and could dim the sunshine a little bit.

It’s somewhat unusual to have smoke in the air this far east, but it does happen from time to time. The sky will appear to have cirrus clouds, but if you look closely, it’s a flatter look than clouds and is actually caused by the smoke.

There's likely to be some smoke in the air later today. (Courtesy NOAA)
There's likely to be some smoke in the air later today. (Courtesy NOAA)

This should pass through the area overnight and leave us with mostly sunny skies both Saturday and Sunday. They could be some high cloudiness that you'll notice from time to time but basically this is a fantastic weekend.

If you are headed to northern New England you can expect the same conditions except a few degrees cooler. Tides will be high around noon both days and the water temperatures are at their highest levels of the year.

Even warmer weather is on tap for Monday with readings nearing the 90 degree mark. Along with the heat, the humidity will be rising and it becomes uncomfortable for at least the first half of the work week.

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

Friday 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.

Tuesday: Hazy, hot and humid. Highs in the lower 90s.

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