Warm and muggy conditions will persist for another day or two, before a cold front late Thursday brings the possibility of showers and thunderstorms. Today will be sunny, with a high near 89 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.
“Things will be a little muggier than we’ve had, but not as oppressive as back in July,’’ said Alan Dunham, weather service meteorologist. “The hottest, muggiest day of the week is today, with dew points in the mid- to upper 60s.’’
A sea breeze will develop this morning, bringing gusts of around 15 miles per hour and cooler temperatures along the shore. The majority of the state will remain dry today, though pockets of moisture could bring some showers to the west and south, according to the weather service. Dew points will remain high overnight as temperatures will drop into the mid-60s.
Thursday will see mostly cloudy skies, though showers and thunderstorms will likely develop in the late afternoon. Dew points will remain in the 60s, and temperatures will crest around 84. Rain will likely come down hard, and reduce visibility, according to the weather service. Up to two inches of rain is possible during the day, but chances of precipitation will weaken into the evening.
Friday will see gradual clearing, as a cold front ushers out the muggy dew points and temperatures moderate into the upper 70s through the weekend. Skies will be sunny Saturday and Sunday, and dew points will stay in the 50s, according to the weather service.
“The weekend will be absolutely gorgeous,’’ Dunham said.