Another mainly dry week is ahead. It will also be slightly warmer than normal in most of New England, except for the immediate coast due to localized sea breezes on most days. Some 90° weather is likely inland, but it will not be extreme heat and humidity. There is little chance of significant rain in the next 7 to 10 days. There are signs that a front may stall near the Eastern Seaboard in the middle to end of next week. That could provide a trigger for beneficial rain sometime between July 18-22.
Tropical Storm Chris is expected to become a hurricane as it moves off the Eastern Seaboard into the open Atlantic Ocean in the midweek. It will be strong enough to send swells and rough surf to the coast. Beryl degenerated into a tropical wave upon entering the Caribbean. That’s good news for islands still wary after last year’s devastating storms.