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Warmer weather for the rest of the Memorial Day weekend

Day two of the Memorial Day weekend is my pick. Yesterday was rather windy and tomorrow I believe there will be more clouds. Rain won’t fall this weekend although I can’t rule out a sprinkle or very light shower tomorrow in a few places. Again, this is why today ranks first in terms of the best weather over the three days.

I was filling in at WBZ this morning doing weather. While making the 7-Day forecast I was thinking how much the forecast looked like a July or August forecast, rather than one at the end of May. The month is averaging over 3 degrees above average and I suspect this number to approach 4 degrees at least by the end of the week.

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This month has been warm and exceedingly dry. Baring some unforeseen weather system, we will likely end up in the top 5 driest Mays on record and if it doesn’t rain by the end of the month, which is possible, this go into the record books as the second driest May. To give you some more perspective on just how dry it has been, there are only 10 times when less than an inch of rain has fallen in Boston during May since the late 1800s.

The drought in Texas has been all but completely wiped away by all the rain they are seeing there. The stalled out pattern of dry warm weather here is the other side of all the cool wet weather there.

Today will be a really nice day with sunshine and warm temperatures. Inland areas will reach the lower 80s with even Boston hitting 80 degrees about 10 higher than average. Humidity remains low through the evening.

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Overnight a warm front will move through the area. This is a boundary between the warm dry air and somewhat warmer and more humid air to the south. There will be clouds with this boundary and therefore Memorial Day won’t be as bright. It’s going to still be warm, up near 80 degrees and you’ll definitely notice higher levels of moisture in the air.

The rest of the week features a summer-like pattern. Highs will be 85 to perhaps 90 degrees in a few spots on Wednesday and in the 80s on Thursday. The passage of a weak front Thursday night could bring a few showers. Temperatures won’t be quite as warm on Friday.

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The pattern may undergo a temporary change the first week of June with some cooler and wetter weather. Keep your fingers crossed.

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