The heat and humidity arrive Sunday

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There are clouds and some rain around Nantucket early Friday, and when you take a look at the development of the ocean storm, it looks more like a winter scenario than a day in June. The good news, if you didn’t want a major nor’easter, is the system is passing to our east and leaving us with just some fringe effects. This combined with another weak system to the west keeps the chance of a few showers around, but they will not amount to much at all.


A nor’easter developed on Thursday and is now passing to the east of New England. Credit: NOAA


Friday evening begins the nice weather.

After a few evening showers and a thunderstorm in spots, skies will be clearing Friday night, and although it won’t be warm, it will be comfortable for being outside and enjoying the start of the weekend. Expect temperatures in the 60s, falling to the 50s late at night.

Saturday will be dry but have a risk of showers.

Humidity will be low on Saturday. Highs will reach the upper 70s to lower 80s in many spots with plenty of sunshine. There is a small chance of a shower or storm, but 90 percent of us won’t see them. The predicted radar image below shows how scattered any storms will be. There’s a better chance of showers across the lakes region of New Hampshire and Maine, but still not abundant.

The chance of showers is very low Saturday, but not zero. —WeatherBell


Warmer, and becoming humid Sunday.

Humidity and heat arrive Sunday. Highs are going to reach near 90, and it will become uncomfortably humid in the afternoon.  Dew points, which measure the humidity in the air, will rise into the 60s, that’s in the uncomfortable range. This will make for a tough night to sleep Sunday night.

Temperatures will reach 90 on Sunday in many areas. —David Epstein


The pattern continues hot and humid Monday and Tuesday before a brief break, as cool weather arrives in the middle of next week. It turns hot and humid after that as well. Clearly the pattern has shifted.



Humidity will increase Monday. —David Epstein