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Pleasant Dry Stretch of Weather Ahead

By Meteorologist Joe Joyce, WBZ-TV
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Most of New England woke up to clear skies Sunday morning. With a stationary front now off the coast, weak high pressure has settled in for the day providing pleasant dry conditions from Canada with light NNE winds which will keep it cooler at the coast.

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This cooler dry air has penetrated much of the eastern half of the nation providing welcome relief from the prolonged summer heat and humidity. The eastern trough is still making for a SW flow up the east coast. High clouds are riding up into New England today. These clouds are the blow off from the tops of thunderstorm clouds currently over the Carolinas.

Sunday will remain dry with filtered sunshine/clouds with highs climbing into the 70′s  with a cooling sea breeze. These high clouds will continue to stream north tonight, but lows are still expected to drop into the 50′s thanks to the dry air in place with some radiational cooling.

Monday’s weather question has now been settled with the latest run of weather data. The wave that was a concern to produce a few showers is likely going to ride south of New England too far away to be of much concern to produce any rainfall. The Cape and the Islands may get clipped with a few showers, but that is it. A colf front pushing into westernern New England could trigger a brief PM shower or Thunderstorm in the west…but most will remain dry Monday with temps again in the 70′s near 80

This is great news for the Patriots game in Foxboro Monday night,which will feature cloudy to partly cloudy skies and temps in the 60′s

Once this low pulls away, any other low riding along this stalled front should track far enough south to keep most of New England dry with just a few clouds spreading north from time to time the occasional spot shower possible near Wednesday.

High pressure will follow in for the middle to end of the week with low humidity and seasonably warm temps near 80-85 Wednesday through Saturday. Sea breezes will be at the coast. Great weather for August!

12 Z run of the GFS had a hurricane strike for the Carolinas on August 31st. Today, this same run has a strike on the Texas coastline.  What becomes of Isaac will have to travel across many of the Caribbean Islands with plenty of dry air in the mid levels to survive. Plenty of peril for this developing storm to make it all the way to the coast. But the one thing it has in it’s favor is the ripe warm Atlantic ocean. No model run can be taken too seriously this far out. We will watch.

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