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Mostly nice weekend weather with more clouds Sunday

Another fabulous weekend is on the way for much of New England from the mountains to the seashore, but there are areas which won’t be quite so nice.

The air is dry this evening and will allow a great night of comfortably mild air for sleeping. This is a windows open night during the time of year when we often have warm and muggy nights so enjoy it.

There are changes beginning to slowly occur now as we enter the second half of July. You might have noticed the birds are much quieter in the morning. They start getting loud late in the winter before spring really arrives and start quieting up in the middle of the summer.

Our daylight is shrinking at about 1 min and 40 seconds a day right now and the speed of light will continue to grow. In about 10 days that number will be over 2 minutes.
The third week of July is typically one of the nicest of the year and this upcoming week hopefully won’t disappoint. I often tell people to take vacation between July 15th and July 30th as those weeks still have lots of light and are often dry. In spite of the rain and humidity earlier this week, our weather is generally quite nice this period of the summer.
This weekend the sun will set around 8:15 and be up before 5:30. I expect Saturday to be the sunniest day of the weekend and also the warmest at the beach.

Tides are low close to lunch time this weekend which means early morning and early evening high tides.

On Sunday an area of clouds and showers will be over the ocean south of Cape Cod. This area will likely push clouds into Southern New England and even parts of northern New England. Showers will be confined mostly to the ocean, however there is a small risk Nantucket and the southeastern side of Cape Cod may be brushed by a shower Sunday morning.

The image below from the North American Model shows showers off the coast Sunday morning. All the models have the showers present; the difference is in the northern reach of the rainfall. I am not worried about these showers very much, but I will be monitoring the models tomorrow to see if there is any significant shift north.

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Heat and humidity return next week. The length of time we stay in the warm air will be dependent on the position of a cold front during the middle of the week. The front might push through central Maine or as far south as Connecticut. If the front gets stuck, then areas near the front will experience some showers mid-week.

It’s too early to say if this system brings a day or two of clouds and chance of showers or we have a continuation of hazy warm and humid weather.

In summary, Saturday is mostly sunny with highs in the lower 80s inland and 70s at the shore. A sea breeze keeps most areas in the mid to upper 70s Sunday with some clouds, thickest over southern New England. Warmer and more humid air return next week.

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