Muggy, breezy, chance PM showers Thursday

The high temperature at TF Green on Wednesday was 89°. It was the warmest day since July 20. While muggier than Tuesday, it was not oppressively humid in most of Southern New England. The temperature will drop into the low to mid 60s under hazy skies Wednesday night. The nearly full blue moon should be visible through the haze.

Scattered showers will develop in the Eastern U.S. Thursday afternoon
Scattered showers will develop in the Eastern U.S. Thursday afternoon

Thursday does not look as sunny as Wednesday as a frontal system approaches from the west. It will be a partly cloudy, breezy, warm, and muggy day. The temperature will reach the 80s inland in the mid to late morning. It will be in the upper 70s around midday near the coast. There will be a 10-15 mph southwesterly breeze. Dew points will be in the mid to upper 60s, one of the muggier days of late. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible during the afternoon and early evening.

A few stray showers and t-storms are possible Thursday night as a cold front eases through Southern New England. The front should be offshore by early Friday morning. The wind will shift to the north, ushering in drier air for the weekend. A disturbance will move through Friday afternoon and evening that could set off isolated showers and t-storms. Otherwise, it will be partly cloudy, with highs in the low 80s on Friday. The shower threat ends Friday night, with clearing skies and lows in the upper 50s to low 60s.

High pressure dominates in the Northeast this weekend
High pressure dominates in the Northeast this weekend

Pleasant weather is ahead this weekend in Southern New England. Saturday looks sunny and dry, with highs in the mid to upper 70s. There will be a northeast breeze at 10-15 mph. Saturday night looks clear and comfortable, with lows in the 50s. Sunshine Sunday morning will give way to some late-day high clouds. Overall, it should be another nice day, with highs in the upper 70s to low 80s – just about right for late-August.

Fred Campagna

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

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