Warm weather continues Wednesday

Tuesday was the warmest day so far this August in inland Southern New England. The high temperature was in the mid 80s, but it was not too humid thanks to a west-southwesterly breeze. It will be mainly clear and mild Tuesday night. We will get a good look at the Full (blue) Sturgeon Moon. The low temperature will be in the low to mid 60s near dawn on Wednesday.

Wednesday looks like Tuesday, with lots of sunshine and highs in the mid to upper 80s inland, and low 80s near the coast. It will be muggy near the coast, and a bit more humid than Tuesday inland. The wind will be out of the southwest at 10-15 mph in the afternoon. Wednesday night will be muggy and mild, lows will be in the mid to upper 60s under partly cloudy skies.

Muggy weather slowly creeps into New England by late Wednesday
Muggy weather slowly creeps into New England by late Wednesday

An approaching cold frontal system will bring the threat of showers and thunderstorms on Thursday. It looks like the day will begin with dry weather, but scattered showers/storms are possible by midday through the afternoon. It will be warm and very humid. The high temperature is dependent on the amount of sunshine before any showers/storms develop. The forecast now is for low to mid 80s inland, and upper 70s to low 80s near the coast. It may feel warmer because of the humidity.

The threat of scattered showers and thunderstorms continues Thursday night into Friday morning. It will stay mild and humid Thursday night. Lows will be between 65-70°. The best chance of showers and storms on Friday is in the morning, with a clearing trend during the afternoon. The timing of the cold front is critical for Friday afternoon’s weather. If it does not get offshore, there may be lingering scattered thunderstorms through the afternoon. Highs will be in the upper 70s to low 80s on Friday. The humidity will drop late in the day and Friday night.

The weather still looks great for the last full weekend of August. Both Saturday and Sunday should be mostly sunny with low humidity. Highs will be near 80, and lows in the mid to upper 50s.

Fred Campagna

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

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