Here’s David Epstein’s weekend weather forecast

Heading to the beach either Saturday or Sunday is a great idea.

People play at Horseneck Beach in Westport.

It’s hard to believe this is the final weekend of July. It’s also the final weekend when the sunset will be at 8 p.m. or later on Saturday and Sunday. Starting next Sunday, the sun will set at 7:58 p.m. in Boston, then it will continue to get earlier.

But it’s not August just yet, and the final weekend of July will be quite summery. The next few days will feature a lot of sunshine and very warm temperatures as well as a bit of a break from the extreme humidity. It’s not going to be dry, though.

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Here’s the day-by-day weather forecast for this weekend:

Friday:

Mostly sunny skies could yield to a brief shower or two on Friday. High temperatures during the afternoon will near 90 degrees inland.

Temperatures will near 90 inland Friday afternoon.
Temperatures will near 90 inland Friday afternoon. —David Epstein

Saturday:

Temperatures Saturday will be in the 80s. There is a chance for a round of showers and thunderstorms in the middle part of the day, but most of us will not see much in the way of precipitation. I wouldn’t cancel any plans, and heading to the beach on Saturday or Sunday is a great idea.

There could be a brief shower Saturday in spite of mainly sunny skies.
There could be a brief shower Saturday in spite of mainly sunny skies. —David Epstein

Sunday:

Temperatures Sunday will be in the 80s. I expect more sunshine on Sunday because I don’t see any chance of showers that day.

Tides will be high from noon to 2 p.m. throughout the weekend. Water temperatures have also warmed well into the 60s and lower 70s because we’re nearing the peak warmth of the entire year.

Sunday will be a nice day for the beach.
Sunday will be a nice beach day. —David Epstein

Next week brings more humidity, scattered showers, and thunderstorms but plenty of dry periods, too.

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