By Todd Gutner WBZ-TV

Showers and a few thunderstorms rolled through this evening just ahead of a warmfront which represents the leading edge of much warmer air which will sneak into Southern New England aloft tonight and get mixed down to the surface tomorrow leading to some very warm temps.

Skies will clear out later tonight as a west wind starts picking up drawing in much drier air.  The winds will be gusty tomorrow in the wake of the front and they will be blowing offshore, coming out of the hills and warming as they descend.  Temps, under bright sunshine, will climb to around 80 in the afternoon.  With the gusty wind and bone dry air, the brushfire threat will be very high and pollen levels be elevated as well.

Heading into the weekend, the pattern is looking uneventful.  Surface high pressure will be working in and establishing itself over the Northeast.  At the same time a cold pocket of air over the Canadian Maritimes will make the air a bit unstable.  The result, diurnal cumulus clouds and scattered rain showers through Northern New England especially on Friday and Saturday.  But, if you have outdoor plans over the weekend all are in good shape as temps will be pleasant inland near 70…cooler at the coast with seabreezes and three basically rain-free days in a row!

Next week is still up in the air as it’s yet to be seen how strong that high will be and where it settles offshore.  There is a chance it could pump in some 80+ degree temps on it’s backside it anchored SE of New England.



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