The Dog Days of summer continue with warm and muggy weather through the end of the workweek. Of course, the Connecticut, Massachusetts and RI forecast is usually warm/humid in mid-August, so we’re not exactly breaking new ground here. It looks dry with a decent dose of sunshine on Thursday. Expect highs in the mid 80s to low 90s and lows in the low 70s.
Scattered showers and t-storms are possibly on Friday, but most of the time it will be rain-free and very humid. Highs will range from the mid 80s to near 90 – depending on how much cloud cover develops.
I am cautiously optimistic for a mainly or all dry weekend as the front that brings showers/storms on Friday into Friday night will likely be offshore by Saturday. Believe it or not, it may actually turn pleasant with lower humidity late in the weekend and early next week!
Expect partly sunny skies both days, with warmer temps likely on Saturday. Look for highs in the 80s on Saturday, and 70s to low 80s on Sunday – a bit cool for mid-August. It looks dry and seasonably cool early next week. The overall pattern is not as unsettled as the first half of the month.
The best chance of rain next week is in the midweek as another front passes by and once again brings drier (less humid) air late in the week. The pattern looks more progressive than the past few weeks, with up and down humidity instead of tropical most of the time. Speaking of the tropical…the National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Sub-tropical Storm Ernesto in the central Atlantic Ocean. What’s left of the storm could bring squally rain to Ireland or the UK, but it’s no big threat.