Today's Weather: A Sunny And Dry Independence Day; Showers Saturday

This Fourth of July, fire up the grill and watch fireworks without fear of weather interfering. It's going to be beautiful out this Independence Day.

Temperatures will be in the 80s this Independence Day. (Courtesy NOAA)
Temperatures will be in the 80s this Independence Day. (Courtesy NOAA)

The surface weather pattern here in the Northeast is very weak with no major fronts to be found this Fourth of July. A huge ridge of high pressure will suppress any moisture through the day.

Mother nature will start to throw humidity in our direction later Friday as winds turn more southerly. Chances for showers will increase Friday night as a front finally approaches from the west.

Saturday will be the most likely day for shower activity in Boston. There's even a chance of a thunderstorm. Dew points will reach the lower 70s as well, making the air feel uncomfortably muggy.

This rather moist atmosphere will be short-lived as the second half of the weekend brings much drier air with high pressure sliding down from Canada. This high pressure will control our weather into early next week with cooler-than-normal temperatures and comfortable humidity.

Have a safe and fun holiday weekend!

Meteorologist Dave Goldbaum is in for WBUR's Dave Epstein

Today: Mostly sunny. Comfortable humidity. Light winds. High 86.

Tonight: Mostly clear. Low near 70.

Friday:  Mainly sunny and very warm, especially during the daytime. High 88. Increasing clouds and humidity at night, along with a few possible showers.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy and humid. Showers likely, chance for a thunderstorm. High 84.

Sunday: Clearing and cooler. Turning much less humid. High mid-70s.

Monday: Sunny and dry. High 77.


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