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Showers end this morning followed afternoon summer warmth

If you spent any time in the sun the past two days, even just sitting, you likely noticed how warm it felt. Yesterday was actually quite cool with Boston staying the 60s and inland areas reaching the lower 70s. The sun is so strong this time of year it overcomes the actual readings making it feel much warmer. Itís important to remember this if you leave your pet in the car even for a short period of time. If you park in the sun and the windows are closed, even if itís only 66F outside, it can warm into the 90s or over 100F in your car.

Today is going to feel like summer. While the first 2 days of the holiday weekend have been on the cooler side of average this afternoon will be on the warmer end. By the time you read this a warm front will likely have pushed through and temperatures will be on their way to the 80s. Although extreme eastern areas saw a lot of sunshine to start the day, the warm front then brought clouds and a few showers.

As of 10AM most of the showers are now passing off the coast.

After the showers end this morning you can expect a blend of clouds and breaks of sunshine this afternoon as temperatures reach the lower and middle 80s. Even Boston will be warm. When the wind comes from the west it keeps the sea breeze from cooling down the shoreline. Since Cape Cod is surrounded by water it will be cooler there, but still reach 70F. The closer you are the bridges the warmer it will be.

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Winds will be brisk this afternoon and at times gust over 20 miles per hour. The lack of sun and brisk breeze wonít make it an ideal beach day, but it will still be a rather nice afternoon. I canít rule out a quick thunderstorm this evening in the warm air, but most of us stay dry.

Tonight will be a mild night. It will stay above 70F this evening and fall under that mark around 10PM. By morning, it will be in the lower 60s and you might think we are poised for a very warm Tuesday. Unfortunately for those of you that love warm air another marine air mass is going to push the summer-like conditions far to the south and west for the rest of the week.

I wrote about back door cold fronts a couple of weeks ago. These are fronts which move east to west (opposite from the typical flow of weather) and bring a cool east wind to the region. One of these fronts is going to push down the coastline from Maine tomorrow morning and bring quite a dramatic change to our weather. If you leave work early without a jacket, you might regret it at the end of the day. I expect temperatures to rise through about 10 or 11 AM in Boston and then fall back the rest of the day. By 5PM it will be around 54F, quite a change from today.

The rest of the week will be on the cooler side of seasonable, still typical for late May, but not warm. The middle of the week could bring a few periods of clouds and showers, but I donít see any full on rainy days.


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