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The first upstream system to foul up the weather works arrives tomorrow. Its main bundle of energy and packet of showers and storms will transit southeastward from Ontario into Quebec, NY and mainly northern New England later today through tomorrow.
Via brilliant sunshine, it will warm up more than 30 degrees many areas for afternoon highs in the lower 80s except closer to the beaches where a persistent sea breeze around 10 mph or so will hold the temperatures in the range of 75-78. The sky will feature a few streamers and filaments of feathery clouds and that is just about it as the air remains dry from the ground up through the atmosphere.
As cooler and drier air works into the region today, the maximum temperatures will be mainly in the lower 80s but it will be in upper to middle 70s along the coast this afternoon as a morning northwesterly wind becomes more north to northeasterly at 8-18 mph. Expect a changeable sky of various clouds and sunshine.
I’m watching 2 zones of showers and thunderstorms this morning. One is associated with an upper level trough of low pressure approaching the Mid-Atlantic region. Most of its action will travel out well south of this area but the steering currents will propel the northern fringe of its energy across northern NJ, southeastern NY and into CT and RI.
This month of August has been one of the best summer months that we’ve had in a long time in my opinion. Do you agree? There have been many very enjoyable sunny warm summer days without high humidity and excessive heat. The last time the temperature reached 90 degrees was on July 20 which was the 7th day of a heat wave!
With the thickening of the high cloudiness yielding a dimmer sunshine yesterday afternoon, the temperature failed to reach 86 so today will be the warmest day in much of the area since July 24. It should max out near 88 away from the ocean with afternoon temperatures closer to or just under 80 at all of the beaches due to a 6-12 mph breeze in from the ocean out of mainly the east-southeast.
Following a super hot July, it has been cooler than average this month but it will be heating up this week. In fact, if the temperature doesn’t quite exceed 85 degrees today, it definitely will tomorrow for the first time in Boston since July 24th!
A trough of low pressure will advance southeastward across New England today. It will be the primary catalyst for developing puffy clouds which will become most numerous over western and northern New England where some spotty mainly light showers will break out primarily over the higher hills and mountains.
A forecast revision is necessary since the heavier rain is not going to materialize in most areas this afternoon. I apologize for the morning prediction when I had anticipated that a large area of rain and thunderstorms over eastern PA and NJ would track northeastward into the region yielding some healthy rain of 0.5 to 1″ or more.