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Showers, storms humidty overnight

Posted by David Epstein  August 5, 2012 06:15 PM

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Humidity levels continue to be very high with the amount of moisture in the air about as extreme as we ever see it here in this part of the country. We are watching a cold front headed towards the east coast. This front marks the leading edge of more comfortable air and lower temperatures. Overnight through early tomorrow morning a line of showers and thunderstorms will move through the area. This line will produce a few downpours and possibly some strong storms. To ask me a weather question follow me on Twitter at @growingwisdom

Tonight
It will be very uncomfortable overnight with muggy warm air in place. Storms will be happening across northern New England While there could be and will be some showers and storms this evening the main front is still far to our west. During the early morning hours a line of storms will move through the region. Since these storms are moving through during the coolest part of the day, I am not expecting severe weather. Because the air is juiced up with moisture some of the showers could contain heavy downpours. Some water would be a good thing as it turns dry for the next several days.

Monday through Wednesday
After the showers end Monday clearing will follow with drier and cooler air. It will still be warm. Wednesday, temperatures will rise to the middle 80s again. However I don't see any 90F degree weather in store for the entire week. I am forecasting Tuesday and Wednesday to be the pick days of the week with low levels of humidity, warm air and generally fantastic beach weather.

Thursday and beyond
While Thursday will start sunny, I expect clouds to increase. The latter part of the week looks unsettled with showers and clouds happening some of the time. I am not ready to write off the weekend, but it's not looking so good right now. It will be humid again and there are indications of temperatures staying in the upper 70s without much sunshine. Let me look at more data as the week progresses to fine tune the forecast.

Gardening

From mid-August through until October (November for some plants) is perfect for planting. This is the time of year you can see where you have some gaps in the garden that need filling. Also start thinking about bulbs that might need to be ordered now.
Below is a video on a great plant I put in the garden last year at this time. The plants are looking terrific this year and had a great spring bloom.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on this blog or any others. Please follow me on Twitter at @growingwisdom and check out my latest videos at GrowingWisdom.com

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David Epstein has been a professional meteorologist and horticulturalist for three decades. David spent 16 years at WCVB in Boston and currently freelances for WGME in Portland, ME. In 2006, More »
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