Sunshine Returns by the Afternoon

Today’s highs expected to reach into the 60s to near 70

After a record-setting cold day for Tuesday, Wednesday offers a slight warm-up along with the return to drier & sunny conditions as high pressure ushers in drier air into New England.

In other words, we’re tracking improvement for today and tomorrow. Today’s highs expected to reach into the 60s to near 70, with an onshore flow that will keep temperatures cooler along the immediate coastline.

Overnight, under mostly clear skies, lows will slide to near 50 with some locations slipping into the 40s. Thursday highs reach even slighter warmer than today, with temperatures reaching into the 70s with a few locations near 80 under a mix of sun and clouds.

Thursday night into Friday, however, brings back the rain as high pressure diminishes and a low pressure system slides up the eastern seaboard, bringing with it some heavy downpours to end the week along with gusty winds. Depending on the track of this system up the eastern seaboard, if it tracks farther east and out to sea, this will mainly impact the coastal communities as opposed to farther inland.

For the weekend, there’s a slight chance for showers Saturday as another low slides in from the Midwest as the coastal system slides even farther out to sea, so this new low will mainly impact the lakes and mountains region of VT and the Berkshires, but the weekend still looks salvageable for your outdoor plans.

Out of the two weekend days, Sunday looks mostly dry before showers slide in by the late evening from the northwest, so far northern New England likely the only ones seeing the threat for rain by sunset Sunday. With these showers, it will be hit or miss, similar to last weekend.

Now a focus on temperatures since yesterday’s record cold highs had us all double-checking the calendar to make sure it was June.

The weekend brings back more seasonable conditions with highs into the 80s, then we turn the page and bring back summery heat for next week along with cranking up the humidity for the first half of next week.

A few locations into southern New England could stretch into the 90s next Monday through Wednesday. This heat and humidity also brings the chance for afternoon thunderstorms, especially on Wednesday.

In the meantime, as we get closer to seasonable norms, now is the time to download the necn or NBC Boston app to always get the latest weather alerts & warnings for your area, so you always know what to expect weather-wise while on-the-go.

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