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Humidity Delivers Chance of Isolated Showers in New England

What to Know

  • Today (Tuesday): Fair sky, chance isolated afternoon shower, bit less humid later. Highs in the 80s.
  • Overnight Tuesday Night: Less humid, variable clouds. Lows in the 60s.
  • Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High near 80.

Although a cold front has slowly settled southward through New England, there’s been no forceful push of cool air behind it. Due to the lack of coolness, humid air will begrudgingly bleed south through Tuesday and the evening, eventually yielding some slightly more comfortable air by evening and night.

In the overturning of air, an isolated shower is possible Tuesday afternoon in Eastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island, though the vast majority of us will stay dry.

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Wednesday won’t feature overwhelming humidity, but it’ll still certainly be somewhat humid with highs in the 80s again under sunshine.

Expect an increasing southwest wind Thursday to bring the return of deeper heat, humidity and haze. Temperatures will rise above 90 and the heat index values will soar to 95 to 100. Cooler air will make for a fall preview that will start Friday and last through the weekend.

In fact, temperatures will drop 15 to 20 degrees from Thursday to Friday with highs only in the 70s Friday. Some of us may not even hit 70 on Saturday and Sunday!

It looks like showers this weekend should settle south of most of New England communities. However, rain is likely to move in first thing next week as warmer air begins a battle to return to New England in the exclusive 10-day Early Warning Weather Forecast.

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