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Nearly-Perfect Summer Weekend Ahead




    A splendid summer weekend of weather is underway in New England, with high pressure slowly building overhead from Canada and locking in dry, comfortable air for most of the weekend.

    Dry air has the distinct property of warming quickly with sunshine, but cooling quickly at night, so after a Friday morning that dawned with temperatures as cold as the freezing mark in Northern Maine, the day finishes over 80 degrees inland, and 70s with a sea breeze at the coast.

    Overnight Friday night, a light wind will trickle in off the ocean and may be just enough to produce some clouds pre-dawn Saturday in pockets along our seashores, all of which would burn off quickly within just a couple hours of sunrise...and the same can be said for any inland valley fog that may develop.

    Saturday and Sunday both bring highs in the 80s, though a sea breeze Saturday will keep coastal communities in the 70s. Though humidity increases just a bit Sunday, the more substantial increase we'll feel comes on Monday, when temperatures near 90 degrees for most of us.

    An approaching and slowing cold front delivers developing showers and thunderstorms Tuesday, particularly during the afternoon, and probably on Wednesday again, before drier air noses in from the north for the end of next week.

    Next weekend we're taking the optimistic route, but a feed of rain from the Gulf of Mexico streaming northeast won't be far away, so we'll have to keep close watch.

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