Sunday, while better than Saturday, was still nothing special for late-May in Southern New England. The wind stayed quite active, the temperature was more than 10° below normal, and there were still a few passing showers, but at least the sun returned from time to time. It looks like we’ll be seeing a lot more of the sun on Memorial Day, and, after a cool start, it will be seasonably warm in the afternoon.
The sky will clear Sunday night, and the wind will relax to 5-10 mph. The air is quite dry, and the temperature will dip into the 30s in the countryside. It will be in the low to mid 40s near the coast and in the cities. The weather should be nice for any Memorial Day events or parades, with the temperature rising through the 50s to the low to mid 60s by noon. Strong May sunshine will dominate the scene on Memorial Day afternoon with the temperature climbing all the way to the low to mid 70s inland. The wind will be out of the west at 10-20 mph, and that wind direction should allow the coast to reach the upper 60s to low 70s.
Monday night also looks a bit cool, with lows in the 40s. Tuesday will be terrific, with lots of sun, a sea breeze, and highs ranging from the upper 60s near the coast to the low to mid 70s inland. Very warm weather building in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic will head Northeast in the middle of the week. Wednesday will be a transition day as the warm front moves through. There may be some passing showers or thundershowers, with highs in the 70s.
The warmest weather of the year to date pounces on Southern New England on Thursday. Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s inland, and in the mid to upper 70s near the coast. The dew point will be rising, too, and it will feel like mid-summer away from the coast. Thursday night should be mild and muggy, with lows in the mid to upper 60s inland, and low 60s with some fog near the coast.
Right now, the forecast is for even warmer weather Friday and Saturday. Both days have a shot at reaching 90° inland with a southwesterly breeze keeping the coast 10-15° cooler. The early outlook for next Sunday is for it to stay very warm with clouds moving in during the afternoon and the chance of thunderstorms during the evening.
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