Sunday was a delightful day for most of Southern New England. Most of the day was bright, breezy, and dry, with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s. Scattered strong thunderstorms developed in Southern New England in the afternoon. The storms moved east-southeast with some of the cells producing locally heavy rain, gusty winds, and hail. The thunderstorm activity will diminish after sunset, and pleasant weather is in the forecast for early in the week.
Low temperatures on Monday morning will be in the mid to upper 50s for the second consecutive day. Sunday’s 57° at TF Green Airport was the first time the temperature fell into the 50s since June 21! Monday afternoon looks splendid with mostly sunny skies and high mid 70s – somewhat cool for early-August. The dew point temperature will be in the 40s, very dry for this time of the year. There will be a 5-10 mph northwest breeze. It sounds like a great golf day! Even though it will not be particularly warm, it should be a nice beach day with the land breeze and temps in the 70s.
Tuesday morning will be the coolest morning since mid-June, with lows in the low to mid 50s. It will have a decidedly early-fall feel int he morning, and the afternoon should be gorgeous with highs in the mid to upper 70s under sunny skies. Once again, there will not be a hint of humidity in the air. It will not be quite as cool Tuesday night, but it will still be cooler than normal for this time of the year. Lows will be in the upper 50s to low 60s early Wednesday morning.
It looks like the dry weather will hang on through the day on Wednesday. There will be a few more clouds and a bit of humidity in the air, but it will not be oppressive. The wind will swing around to the east-southeast as high pressure slides offshore and a storm slowly approaches from the west.
Showery end to the workweek
The center of the storm will move into Canada, with a trailing cold front bringing the threat of showers and thunderstorms to Southern New England on Thursday. It will be a mostly cloudy day with highs in the 70s and scattered showers and storms. There are signs that a second storm will follow in the wake of the cold front, and showers/storms are in the forecast for Friday, too. Once again, highs will be in the 70s to low 80s.
Looking ahead to next weekend, the weather should improve with increasing sunshine on Saturday. Sunday looks decent. It may be another weekend with low humidity – a far cry from the weather that Southern New England endured during most of July!
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