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Today's Weather: A Sunny Break In Between Showers

It's always nice when rain holds off for almost an entire holiday weekend and yesterday, that was the case with a few evening showers and downpours. Today marks another day where temperature should reach 80 degrees in much of the region. There have been 55 days so far where the temperature has reached 80 degrees in Boston. That is a far cry from last year, when we ended up with the second most 80-degree plus days recorded.

Nevertheless, if you want to head to the beach it would be a nice afternoon to do so with plenty of sunshine. Tomorrow also features a lot of nice weather with a little more humidity, but there will be the chance for an afternoon shower or storm. This will mark the end of the 80-degree weather for the time being. It's unlikely that we won't see more warm weather, but the days of extended warmth are probably quickly waning.

Highs today will be 75-80 in a wide area. (Courtesy NOAA)
Highs today will be 75-80 in a wide area. (Courtesy NOAA)

The second half of this week features cooler than average conditions, with readings in the lower 70s Thursday and in the 60s Friday. We will have to watch how Hurricane Dorian continues to progress northward. At the very least, we're going to see rough seas and riptides later this week and into the weekend.

If the storm were to come closer, we would have windy and rainy conditions in the Friday/Saturday time frame. It's unlikely we will get a major storm out of this, as the center would have to come much closer than is predicted and the storm will continue to weaken. However, coastal interests especially on the islands should monitor the progress of the storm.

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Tuesday: Becoming mostly sunny, highs in the lower 80s.

Tuesday night: Mainly clear. 60-65.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, may storm in the afternoon. Some humidity. Highs 80-85.

Thursday: Partly sunny. Cooler. Highs 72-77.

Friday: Cloudy, may shower. Breezy coast. Highs in the 60s.

Saturday: Sunshine and some clouds. Highs in the low 70s.

Sunday: Partly sunny and dry. Highs within a few degrees of 75.

David Epstein Twitter Meteorologist
David Epstein is WBUR's meteorologist.

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