A surge of drier air briefly made it into most of Southern New England Friday. It will not be staying for long, and there is more hot and humid weather right around the corner. The weekend will be a transitional period with gradually increasing temperature and humidity. Saturday looks partly cloudy with the chance of a few showers – especially over western Southern New England. It will be seasonably warm, with highs in the low 80s inland and 70s at the coast. There will be a light southeasterly breeze.
The temperature will drop into the mid to upper 60s Saturday night. Sunday should be a little warmer and a bit muggier. A passing shower cannot be ruled out under partly sunny skies. Highs will be in the low to mid 80s inland, and near 80 at the coast.
Hot weather pounces on Southern New England next week. If showers and thunderstorms stay away, then the high temperature will be in the 90s inland most, if not all, of next workweek. The predominant wind direction inland during this hot stretch will be from the west. That means it may be even hotter than the five day heat wave earlier this month. Highs could reach the mid 90s Tuesday-Friday. The west wind inland may help to drop the humidity just a bit. The wind will shift to the southwest in the afternoon near the coast next week. Highs will climb through the 80s by late in the morning before leveling off or falling a bit in the afternoon.
Day by day, the weather looks pretty similar. The best chance of any thunderstorm activity is away from the coast in the afternoon. There will be hazy sunshine with the aforementioned high temperatures. At night it will be partly to mostly cloudy, muggy, and warm. The temperature in the cities may not fall much below 80° at night during the hottest part of the stretch. Near the coast, the low will be in the low 70s.
A cold front will arrive between Friday and Saturday bringing the chance of widespread thunderstorms and relief from the heat and humidity.