A Taste of Summer

By Meteorologist Joe Joyce, WBZ-TV
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Joe Joyce WBZ-TV Meteorologist

Joe Joyce WBZ-TV Meteorologist

What a foggy morning out there early this AM! Much of eastern MA and S. NH had several hours with visibility close to zero from 5 AM- 9 AM. Fortunately, that fog lifted to gorgeous Sunshine for Sunday with highs in the 60’s to near 70 inland. A light onshore flow has kept it cooler at the beaches.

High pressure sits over us providing the stable pleasant air of the weekend. This high has remained just strong enough to help keep an ocean storm off the coast. The storm is currently gaining steam and getting more structure off the Carolina and Mid-Atlantic coasts. As this high begins to lift north into the Canadian Maritimes, this will allow this low to drift northward and track into Nova Scotia late Monday and Tuesday. This low will track far enough away from New England to spare us from any real weather. Still, we will have to track clouds pin-wheeling off the center of the low which may play a role in our forecast.
Even the winds are expected to be light as the low is going to be just far enough away. NE winds of 10-20 should be expected. The best chance of gusty conditions will be localized on the Cape. A day in the life.

Morning clouds Monday will be breaking to increasing sunshine with brighter skies inland. Temps will once again hold in the 60’s to near 70 inland with a better chance of sunshine in the afternoon. Still a cooler breeze from NE will keep highs in lwr-mid 60’s at beaches Monday with mostly dry conditions.

Once this low continues to lift out, a flatter warmer flow will develop within the Jetstream which will allow warm air to shift north and east and finally head our way after a cooling fall like week. Starting on Tuesday highs will be in the mid 70’s. By Wednesday, temps will be surging in the Lwr-mid 80’s with abundant sunshine and comfortable air. Summer will have returned. This will have some of us planning a beach day…including myself! Benefits of being a weatherman! A weak cold front will push through Wednesday late with slightly cooler air…but will still be warm seasonally warm in the 70’s.

The weekend should get off to a dry start with temps remaining in the 70’s. A cold front will approach at some point during the weekend. The GFS is faster with the front/showers Saturday. The Euro holds it all off…until Saturday night. I favor the Euro here. SW winds on Saturday will help to keep the kids happy with temps in the 70’s. Once the front pushes through late Saturday night and early Sunday, there will likely be a few showers accompanies the rain showers and maybe even a rumble of thunder. Much cooler air to follow by the end of next weekend. If you find yourself complaining about the heat..please stop! It is NOT hot air coming our way and it is one of the last final surges of warmth to enjoy. Make the best of it as it will be over soon enough!

Driving around this weekend, the foliage is coming on even here in SNE! Places outside the city which can cool down overnight like Taunton, Plymouth, Norwood, Sudbury, Bedford, Fitchburg…are all seeing the color developing quite a bit earlier this year. This is likely due to the recent string of cooler nights we have seen and also the dry condition from the end of summer until now. We certainly could use the rain…but another week of dry weather is heading our way!

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