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August 10 – Late-summer feel this weekend; Rain likely Tuesday

All it took was one step outside on Saturday morning to know that Labor Day and the end of summer is not that far off. A fresh northwest breeze and lowering dew points had it feeling like late-summer in Southern New England.

A passing shower cannot be completely ruled out Saturday afternoon or early evening. For the most part it looks partly to mostly sunny, breezy and seasonable with highs near 80. It will be comfortable Saturday night as temps fall into the 50s outside of the cities. It will be in the low 60s in the cities, and may reach the 40s in parts of the countryside if the wind dies down.

A comfortably cool start Sunday morning

Sunday afternoon looks great with a lot of sunshine, low humidity, a westerly breeze and highs near 80. Sunday night does not look as cool, but it will still be comfortable with lows in the mid 50s to low 60s. The wind comes around to the southwest on Monday and that means highs in the low to mid 80s with a muggier feel by late in the day.

The best chance for rain in the next week is on Tuesday as a potent disturbance approaches from the west. The storm’s exact track is not known, but it has the potential to bring heavy rain to part of Southern New England. A strong jet stream disturbance running into warm/humid air is the recipe for heavy downpours, and possibly some strong t-storms for part of the area. I’ll be watching it closely.

The track of a strong disturbance moving through the Northeast on Tuesday is still uncertain

It looks like it will dry out on Wednesday before a lower chance of rain returns on Thursday. The early outlook for late next week is for another shot of air from Canada. If that happens, expect more comfortable humidity and seasonable temperatures. If you think this is the end of the hot and humid weather, it seems that we may get back into it early in the following week.

Have a great weekend!

Fred Campagna

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

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