What a beautiful day it was to start the work week. Although there are a lot of folks taking vacation, it was an opportunity to get outside for lunch, or perhaps after you got home from work. Those of you on Cape Cod had to contend with clouds — the northern expanse of a weather system that gave Washington, D.C. a lot of flooding yesterday morning.
This will not happen today. Today features plenty of sunshine, low humidity and very warm temperatures. We're going to add three to five degrees today to the high temperatures we had yesterday; especially inland, where it will get to the mid- and upper 80s for a few hours.
The dew point, which measures the humidity in the air, will continue to be on the comfortable side. With the wind coming from the west and northwest at light speeds, I expect an onshore sea breeze in the afternoon. This means the beaches will turn slightly cooler. Tides are low just after 10:30 a.m. and that means high tides are not until after 5 p.m.
The sunshine the past 10 days has really boosted water temperatures, which are now in the 60s to lower 70s in some of the sheltered coves.
Later this week, we will watch a cold front approach the region, bringing an increase in the humidity as well as a chance for showers. So far this year, we have certainly had adequate precipitation. Other than containers of plants — which tend to dry out quickly — many lawns have actually not needed artificial watering.
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Tuesday: More sunshine and very warm. Highs 84-89.
Tuesday Night: Comfortable and dry. Temperatures 58-65.
Wednesday: Sunny and warm. Highs 85-90. 75-85 on Cape Cod.
Thursday: Mainly sunny. More humidity. Warm. Highs 83-91; 76-82 on Cape Cod.
Friday: Partly sunny, quite humid. Scattered showers and storms mainly the first part of the day. Highs 83-88; 77-82 on Cape Cod.
Saturday: Partly to mostly sunny. Highs 84-89; 79-84 on Cape Cod.
Sunday: Continued warm, may shower. Highs in the 80s.