An unsettled Saturday gives way to a beautiful Sunday. Showers have been few and far between for the southern half of RI and SE MA over the past couple of weeks. At the same time, rainfall totals have ranged from above normal in interior New England to biblical in parts of the Mid-Atlantic. The axis of heavier rain will shift east on Saturday, and Southern New England is under the gun for heavy downpours. It’s impossible to say where the heaviest rain will happen, and some spots may not get more than 0.1-0.25″ rain, but there is a good chance that everyone gets at least some rain. The hardest hit areas may get 2-3″ and localized street flooding. The rain threat begins in the mid to late morning and lasts into the evening.
Much better weather is ahead for Sunday. Expect sunshine and highs well into the 80s with slightly lower humidity. It will get muggy again early in the week. Expect hot and humid weather on Monday and Tuesday. Highs inland will probably reach the low 90s. A southwest breeze keeps it in the 80s at the coast.
Scattered showers and t-storms are possible in the midweek on Wednesday and Thursday. It will stay very humid through the midweek. Less muggy weather rolls in late in the workweek.
The weather pattern does not look as hot and muggy in mid-August. It will still be warm (it is summer after all), but the persistent tropical humidity will probably move out. Showers are possible from time to time as disturbances arrive from the west every few days.