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Today's Weather: Warmer, More Humidity

There are a few clouds and a little bit of fog around the area this morning but overall, it's going to balance out to be a partly sunny day. The air mass present over us is ahead of a cold front.

That front is going to play two roles in our weather: the first will be to push the warmth and humidity out to sea overnight tonight; the second will be to keep Dorian from reaching southern New England beyond a fringe affect.

A line of showers quickly passes offshore later this evening. (Courtesy COD Weather)
A line of showers quickly passes offshore later this evening. (Courtesy COD Weather)

Temperatures today will reach into the 80s. Along with the humidity, it may feel in the mid- to upper 80s for a few hours this afternoon. I'll be watching a line of showers and storms across New York continuing to march east. As they approach the Berkshires, and eventually, the Interstate 495 belt, some could be strong and a severe storm isn't out of the question.

As the front gets closer to the coast, I think the storms will tend to diminish. Some of us won't see any rain at all, while others get a heavy downpour.

Thursday features drier and sunny weather, with readings staying in the lower 70s. We'll be watching Dorian, which will make its closest pass to New England sometime later Friday. I'm not really concerned with this storm beyond the possibility of some gusty rain showers, mainly south of Boston. The weekend is presently looking seasonable and sunny.

You can follow my updates here and on Twitter @growingwisdom.


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

Wednesday night: An early shower or storm. Becoming mainly clear. 55-60.

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

Friday: Cloudy, a few showers. Possible downpours south. 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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