The humidity increased a bit on Friday thanks to a south-southeast wind. Dew points have nudged up to 58-64 – not terribly humid, but enough to notice slight mugginess after the very dry weather earlier this week.
A very well defined cold front will move from the Ohio Valley to New England by early Saturday morning. Although the front is clearly visible on the satellite imagery, there is not a lot of rain with it, and we’ll see nothing more than a few passing showers as it moves through.
The humidity will drop during the day as the front moves offshore and the breeze swings around to the north-northwest. We’ll see a decent amount of sunshine in the afternoon, and it should be a fine weather for any sporting events, bike rides, or apple picking trips. The high temperature will be in the mid 70s.
The northerly breeze will usher in some very comfortable air Saturday night. The temperature will drop into the upper 40s to low 50s by dawn Sunday under clear skies. Sunday will be outstanding, with sunny skies and highs in the mid to upper 60s. The weather will be ideal for the Patriots home opener at Gillette.
It still looks like we’ll get a soaking rain Tuesday as a system moving in from the west combines with one coming out of the Gulf of Mexico. 1-2″ of rain can be expected for most of New England, with the potential for even more in the Connecticut River Valley.