Tuesday felt like one of the hottest days of the year in Southern New England because of the combined heat and humidity. Highs reached 90 in some spots inland, and dew points in the lot to mid 70s made it feel like the low to mid 90s. A southwest breeze kept it cooler, but just as muggy, near the coast. Scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible Tuesday night as a cold front moves through. Lows will be in the low 70s – very warm for early September.
The cold front will move offshore on Wednesday, and the weather behind the front will be drier, but still quite warm. Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s with mostly sunny skies. Dew points will fall into the upper 50s during the day with a westerly breeze. It will be mainly clear and mild Wednesday night. Lows will be in the mid to upper 60s.
Thursday also looks warm, but not too humid. Highs will be in the mid 80s with plenty of sunshine. Lows will be in the mid to upper 60s again on Friday morning. The wind will swing around to the southwest on Friday, and that will help to increase the humidity. It will be a warm day, with mostly sunny skies and highs in the mid to upper 80s inland. It will be in the low 80s near the coast. Friday night looks mild and humid. Lows will be near 70 Saturday morning.
The weekend will start with mostly sunny, warm, breezy, and humid conditions. Highs will be in the mid to upper 80s inland on Saturday. The coast will be about 10° cooler with a southwest breeze that picks up to 10-20 mph. Clouds will increase in the afternoon, and scattered showers and thunderstorms are possible late in the day and at night. A slow-moving cold front will bring cooler weather and the threat of more showers on Sunday – especially in the morning. Sunday’s highs will only be in the upper 60s to low 70s.
Drier weather will arrive on Monday, and it will be closer to normal for early September, with highs in the 70s.