Not quite as hot and humid on Sunday

Scattered thunderstorms rolled through Southern New England Saturday afternoon and night. The afternoon storms caused some damage in interior CT, RI, and MA, then fizzled as they moved into coastal RI and SE MA. Another round of scattered showers and storms moved through of Southern New England Saturday night into Sunday morning. Before the storms arrived, the heat wave was extended to seven days in Boston and Hartford. In Providence, it was the third straight day of 90°+ heat, and the second heat wave of the week. The only day that did not reach 90° this week was Wednesday, when it was 89°.

Dew points in the 60s on Sunday - muggy, but not oppressively humid
Dew points in the 60s on Sunday – muggy, but not oppressively humid

Scattered showers and t-storms will continue through mid-morning on Sunday. It will become partly sunny by midday, and remain that way in the afternoon. The temperature should come up a few degrees shy of 90° in the big cities on Sunday afternoon, but it will be a typically warm late-July day, with highs in the low to mid 80s. There will be a bit less humidity, with dew points in the mid 60s instead of low 70s. It will not be long before the very muggy weather returns, but the 90° heat will be staying away next week.

Sunday night looks partly cloudy and mild, with lows between 65-70°. Monday will feature sun in the morning followed by clouds rolling in late in the day. highs will be in the low to mid 80s. Scattered showers and storms are possible Monday night, with a better chance of rain on Tuesday. Highs will be in the 70s to low 80s on Tuesday.

The weather looks unsettled from late Wednesday into the late workweek as a storm system develops near the Mid-Atlantic coast and moves northeast. Looks for some showers and highs in the upper 70s or low 80s. It will be muggy at night, with lows in the mid to upper 60s.

Fred Campagna

President and Chief Meteorologist - Right Weather LLC AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist #756 AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist #126

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