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    NEWSLETTERS

    Friday night: Clouds increase, showers arrive. Lows in the 60s. Saturday: Mostly cloudy, showers. Highs in the 70s. Sunday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the 70s and 80s.

    (Published Friday, Aug. 11, 2017)

    Faced with the prospect of another 50/50 weekend, I figure the best option is to tackle the wettest part of the forecast and try to find the silver linings.


    That might be a tall order with a disorganized, weak weather system coming through. There's a warm front attached to it, and there seems to be a focus for steady rain in the early part of the day Saturday - predominately across Southern New England. The question becomes, when does this rain break off and when can we dry out?


    Most of the steady rain will exit swiftly in the morning, with the Cape/Islands taking the better part of the morning to break off the wet weather. In the afternoon, it becomes drier with a few glimpses of sun from time to time. Temperatures will jump into the low 80s as a result. This is a huge turnaround from earlier forecasts that painted a pretty drab forecast for the day. Sun has made all the difference here, and with most of the wet weather scooting offshore a few hours sooner, the day is salvaged...and greatly improved.


    The final round of wet weather will come through overnight on Saturday as a cool front slices across New England. Some thunder may accompany that, but most of it should clear by Sunday morning.


    That paves the way for a stellar finish to the weekend. Highs jump back into the 80s and a steady northwest wind ushers in less humid air as it chases away the sea breeze. Beaches are calling on this one.


    And they will be most of next week too. Plenty of summer sun and warm temperatures. Combined with the warmest water temps of the year for lakes and oceans, this could be one of the finest weeks of summer.


    Enjoy!