A one day return to summer arrives today, before more traditional fall weather comes back late this week.
Highs on Wednesday will pop close to 80 with muggy conditions. While there will be peeks of sunshine from time to time, there will also be occasional downpours.
The first wave of occasional showers and downpours comes through during the morning and midday hours in Southern New England. These will come and go, with breaks in-between.
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Many places will be dry during the afternoon, as we wait for wave number two to arrive.
The second round of downpours and storms will drop into Northern New England late this afternoon and this evening as a cold front approaches. That line will bring heavy rain, lightning, and likely wind damage.
The risk of severe weather is highest today from Western Massachusetts into parts of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Western Maine.
The line will arrive in the Boston area well after sunset, so the risk of severe weather is lower since we’ll avoid the peak daytime heating which is fuel for storms.
Much cooler, more refreshing air takes hold overnight and tomorrow. Highs on Thursday will be in the 60s to near 70 with a mix of sun and clouds.
Friday will be similar with 60s for highs. There may be a spot shower in parts of Southeastern New England.
Overall the weekend looks nice with highs in the 60s to near 70. There may be a spot shower in parts of Northern New England on Saturday, but that would be isolated and rather insignificant.