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Heat and humidity to depart by end of upcoming weekend

Each Thursday, mainly in the summer, I put together a forecast for the weekend. Do you ever feel like the part of your life that happens weekly seems to come around every other day? Maybe there’s now time change, like the changing climate. For me, decades ago time use to move slower, and now due to some unknown variable time actually moves faster, but I digress. Let’s talk weather.

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The maps you see below, for the most part, show nearly all of New England. I know many of you travel in the summer months, take vacations, head to camp or a friend’s cottage, and this way you can get an idea of what the weather will be either if you are traveling or just staying at home. Remember, the mountains will always be cooler the higher you climb, and typically the coastline is also cooler, especially over eastern Maine and Cape Cod.

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Friday
After a hot Thursday with moderate to high humidity a hot, but less humid day is on tap for Friday. I expect many areas to again reach 90 degrees, but it will be cooler on Cape Cod and the Islands, where it’s almost never as hot as it is inland during the summer.
As humidity flows back into the area Friday night, clouds will increase and a line of showers pushes eastward.

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This line of showers represents the leading edge of cooler, and eventually less humid, air for Sunday. Since the humidity will be climbing Friday night, temperatures will stay quite warm, and it will be a bit tough for sleeping. It becomes difficult for our homes to cool off after these hot days. If you don’t have air conditioning, the heat just keeps building.

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This radar project from Weatherbell Analytics is for 2 a.m. Saturday

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Saturday

Think of Saturday as a transitional day. There is going to be an area of rain over the western areas of Northern New England during the pre-dawn hours. This line will push south and then fall apart. By the time it reaches southern New England, between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., it will just be a few scattered showers.

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Not much if any, drought relief.

Skies will clear from north to south during the late morning and afternoon. While Saturday won’t be picture perfect, unless you have an early tee time or outdoor event in the morning, the risk of rain is really quite low.

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I’ll be tracking any showers this weekend on Twitter @growingwisdom

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Humidity will be high in the morning, but it will fall during the afternoon. Saturday night should become much more comfortable, and the kind of night you’ll want to keep the windows open, if you are able.

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Sunday

This is my pick of the next three days. Bright sunshine, low humidity, and comfortably warm air will make Flag Day 2015 a stellar one. Winds will also be light with a bit of a sea breeze in the afternoon.

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There isn’t any chance of rain, and with the most amount of daylight possible during the next couple of weeks; it’s nice to be able to enjoy so much of it.

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High tide this weekend is a few hours before noon, meaning at noon the tide will already be going out again. Water temperatures are still chilly, and with the dry air in place on Sunday, it will feel very chilly when you come out of the water, so have a towel close at hand.

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