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Threat of Storms Tonight Before a Beautiful Saturday

The humidity is palpable in New England on Friday, at least for most of us – cooler air has already arrived to Maine and parts of Northern and Eastern New Hampshire.

In this humid air, each disturbance passing overhead has been touching off showers – one round early in the morning, another around midday, and the final round will come Friday evening. For Northern and Western New England, the breaks between rounds of showers are rather quick, but for the Boston area and Eastern New England, an appreciable break in the action during the late afternoon and early evening will allow for some humid sunshine.

An approaching cold front will trigger thunderstorms in Upstate New York Friday afternoon and evening, and those storms will carry into Western New England from early evening onward, with locally damaging wind. Though the storms will weaken as they move east after dinnertime, expect some downpours and embedded thunder to survive the trip into Central and Eastern New England.

Behind the storms, winds crank out of the west with gusts to 50 mph overnight, ushering in drier and pleasant air for a spectacular Saturday.

A chance of showers returns Sunday afternoon as a storm center passes to our south, then drier, classic New England spring air sets in for most of next week in the exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day.

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