Another beautiful summer day blanketed the area on Wednesday with abundant sunshine and afternoon highs that reached well into the 80s. Some notable highs for the day were Springfield 87, Hartford 88, New Haven 85, Worcester 82, Boston 89 and Providence 89. A mild and mostly clear night will follow tonight as low temperatures fall to the low and mid 60s.
High pressure centered to our south will begin to slide eastward on Thursday as an upper level disturbance and cold front begin to close in on western Massachusetts. The disturbance is weak but will be responsible for much cloudiness during the day with a chance of a shower or thunderstorm. The front is expected to move through the region Thursday night and be east of us by Friday morning. With the advancing front there is a better chance of showers and thunderstorms developing in the evening and into the overnight. High temperatures will generally be in the mid 80s, a few degrees down from Wednesdays highs. Humidity will be noticeably higher.
During the overnight any showers and storms wind down as the front pushes through. Friday morning skies should begin to partially clear as a drier and cooler air mass follows behind the front, and you will notice the air becoming more comfortable as the humidity lowers through the course of the day. This sets us up for a clear and cool Friday night.
High pressure will have a firm grip on the weather over the weekend. Much lower humidity, cool nights and comfortably warm afternoons will be the rule, with a good amount of sunshine. Great weather for being outdoors so do get out there and enjoy it.
Four Day Outlook:
Thursday: Partly to mostly cloudy, warm and humid. Chance of an afternoon shower or thunderstorm. High temperatures in the mid 80s. Southwest winds 8 to 18 mph.
Thursday night: A better chance for showers and a few thunderstorms. Areas of fog developing. Muggy, lows in the mid to upper 60s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Friday: Leftover cloudiness possible early, along with patchy fog, followed by a partly cloudy day. Turning less humid. Seasonably warm, highs around 80 degrees. Northwest to north winds 5 to 15 mph.
Friday night: Clear skies and cool. Lows mainly in the low 50s but cannot rule out some upper 40s in the outlying areas.
Weekend: Partly cloudy skies on average. Cool, highs in the mid to upper 70s. Nighttime lows in the low to mid 50s.