Hot and Sunny Weekend Ahead

Saturday is shaping out to be a fantastic day for outdoor activities. Plentiful sunshine with fair-weather clouds are on the horizon.

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What a difference a day makes! The front responsible for the severe weather Thursday was south of New England Friday which allowed us to enjoy a beautiful day, especially across northern New England where the sun was shining bright and the air was less humid.

Closer to the south coast, clouds lingered with a few showers also in the forecast Friday evening, though most of us enjoyed a mainly rain-free day with humidity dropping as the day went on.

There will be a beautiful crescent moon above Fenway Park this evening with temperatures falling through the 70s. It will be a nice night with low temperatures in the 50s north and 60s south.

Saturday is shaping out to be a fantastic day for outdoor activities. Plentiful sunshine with fair-weather clouds. High temperature near 90 degrees away from the beaches in southern New England, and in the 80s north with continued pleasant humidity. Some cities may begin their heatwave Saturday which won't end until Tuesday.

High pressure to our south and a strong low-pressure system to the north will push the temperature back to the low 90s on Sunday with the breeze from the west and southwest. Even the beaches except for the south-facing coast will be close to 90 degrees. Humidity will be on the rise, making it feel uncomfortable at times.

A disturbance in northern Maine may generate a few thunderstorms Sunday afternoon. This area really needs rain because they are now under a severe drought mostly in sections north and east of Baxter State Park.

The heat is on Monday so we have a First Alert stamp for a heat index near 100 degrees. Temperatures will be in the mid-90s with dew points back in the 70s.

A front will approach from Canada Monday afternoon triggering scattered thunderstorms as it pushes into Vermont. That front may take a day or two to go by, which means more hot weather with a bigger threat for thunderstorms Tuesday and cooling on Wednesday but still the chance for showers and thunderstorms as seen on our exclusive 10-day forecast.

As for the tropics, it continues to stay active with Gonzalo in the Atlantic, Hanna in the Gulf of Mexico, Douglas, the first hurricane in the Pacific and a wave that just emerged out of Africa.

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