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Boston weather: Warm, but not as humid, on Thursday

The expected temperature for Southern New England at 2 p.m. EDT on June 18, 2014
The expected temperature for Southern New England at 2 p.m. EDT on June 18, 2014

Forecast discussion: Even with bright sunshine for most of Thursday, Boston did not receive the hot temperatures I was forecasting yesterday. Logan Airport received a high temperature of 86 degrees as of 4 p.m. But, the humidity remained quite high, making it feel like the lower 90’s. As we moved through the afternoon, drier air from the north began to filter into Southern New England. So, our humidity will be slowly lowering, but it will remain warm for sleeping this evening, with lows only falling into the middle to upper 60’s.

As we move into Thursday, the forecasted temperatures will still be slightly lower than today’s actual highs. But, the dewpoint will be much lower, making it a little more comfortable, especially if you have to work outside. By Thursday night, our temperatures will return to comfortable readings, so we can shut off the air-conditioners and open up the window again. As we move into the end of the week, cooler air from Canada will lower our high temperatures into the lower 70’s by Saturday. The only weather feature close to New England will be a developing low pressure center near North Carolina. However, the moisture near the low will be too far south to affect our forecast.

As we begin early next week, we will continue to remain dry. It will remain dry and cool into Monday evening. By Tuesday, a new disturbance will slowly work eastward. It will break down the ridge that gave us the dry weather for so long. There is the chance of seeing some showers and thunderstorms by the afternoon. The disturbance will move offshore by Wednesday morning, and we will return to dry weather by the afternoon. However, the warmest temperatures we will see next week will be Tuesday, with highs reaching the middle to upper 70’s.

72 hour forecast:

Tonight: Partly cloudy and warm with a low of 67.
Thursday: Mostly sunny skies and not as humid with a high of 85. Winds will come from the northwest at 8-11 mph.
Thursday night: Partly cloudy and cooler with a low of 57. Winds will come from the north-northwest at 7-10 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny with a high of 79.
Friday night: Partly to mostly cloudy with a low of 58.
Saturday: Partly to mostly sunny and cooler with a high of 73.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 58.

Extended Forecast:
Sunday: Mostly sunny. Highs 72-75, lows 58-61.
Monday: Partly sunny. Highs 72-75, lows 60-63.
Tuesday: Partly sunny with the chance for showers/thunderstorms by the early afternoon. Highs 75-78, lows 59-62.
Wednesday: Showers/thunderstorms end by the beginning of the morning commute, with partly to mostly sunny skies. Highs 73-76, lows 62-65.

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