Forecast discussion: We returned to seeing bright sunshine and low humidity around Boston on Friday. However, temperatures could have been a little warmer, if not for the northeast winds. The winds off the cooler ocean helped keep the temperatures seasonable. We will continue this trend through the weekend, although we will begin to see a little more heat and humidity by early next week.
So, the weekend will be quite comfortable, as we will have low humidity. However, as we move into the middle of next week, our dewpoint temperatures will make the air feel muggy and uncomfortable. Add this to the extremely warm temperatures I am forecasting, and the heat index will make it feel like the lower 90’s. A slow moving cold front coming down from Canada will bring the chance of isolated showers on Tuesday. As the front moves closer to the east coast, we will see scattered showers and thunderstorms for Wednesday. The front will become stalled over the region on Thursday, allowing for an increased risk at scattered showers and thunderstorms.
By Thursday evening, the blocking pattern to our east will end, and the front will begin to move offshore. There may be a few isolated showers next Friday morning, but it looks like the Fourth of July will see seasonable temperatures and dry weather.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Clear skies with a low of 58.
Saturday: Mostly sunny with a high of 82. Winds will come from the east-southeast at 8-11 mph.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 63. Winds will come from the southwest at 6-9 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny with a high of 86.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 66.
Monday: Partly to mostly sunny and more humid with a high of 88.
Monday night: Mostly cloudy with a low of 67.
Tuesday: Overcast with isolated showers/thunderstorms. Highs 85-88, lows 68-71.
Wednesday: Overcast with scattered showers. Highs 84-87, lows 66-69.
Thursday: Scattered showers/thunderstorms. Highs 82-85, lows 63-66.
Independence Day: Scattered showers/thunderstorms end by 6 a.m. with partly to mostly sunny skies. Highs 77-80, lows 60-63.