Today's Weather: Drier Air, Sunshine Returning

Most of the rain missed much of the area yesterday, although Nantucket did have over 3 inches. This shows the potential of the amount of moisture that could have occurred, but the system just stayed a little further south.

The humidity levels will drop during the day today and it will become more comfortable throughout. Some clouds may linger along the coastline, but I do expect sunshine over far inland and northern areas.

Temperatures will be coolest right along the coastline the next several days. Across the Merrimack Valley, it could be as much as 5 to 8 degrees warmer than Boston. What the temperature is will really just depend on where you are, but look for a wide range over a relatively short distance.

The humidity comes back on Friday and is in full force over the weekend. Temperatures will also be on the rise, increasing from seasonable levels to above-average. We may see some 90-degree weather, either late in the weekend or more likely, early next week.

Average temperatures from Friday into midweek next week are expected to be above normal. (Courtesy WeatherBell)
Average temperatures from Friday into midweek next week are expected to be above normal. (Courtesy WeatherBell)

Looking deeper into the future, it's likely that the month closes out with above normal temperatures and more heat and humidity. Summer is definitely not over.
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Wednesday: Less humid, clouds at the coast with some sun. Sun and clouds inland. Highs 75-79.

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy. Lows 61-66.

Thursday: Partly sunny. May shower. Highs in the mid-to-upper 70s coast, lower 80s inland.

Friday: Sunshine blended with clouds. Highs 75-80; 80-85 inland.

Saturday: Sunshine and some clouds. Highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s.

Sunday: Continued summer pattern sunshine, may shower or storm. Highs within a few degrees of 87. Cooler coast.

Monday: Sunshine, humid, may thunder. Highs 87-94.

Tuesday: Humid, scattered storms, but some sunshine. Highs in the 80s to lower 90s.

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