After starting with a bang, our holiday weekend forecast turns significantly quieter through Independence Day.
Less humid air is working into New England after Friday's storms, which brought needed rain and isolated damage to several New England communities. With that drier air arriving any morning clouds and fog will give way to increasing sunshine with time on Saturday. An isolated shower is possible in Northern New England as this transition happens, but that won't be enough to disrupt any outdoor plans. Highs will be in the 70s through Northern New England, with highs closer to 80 in Southern New England. It will be breezy at times through, with a west-northwest wind blowing 10-20 mph. That will create a chop on the water.
For Saturday night fireworks expect partly cloudy skies and temperatures that drop from around 70 into the 60s by the conclusion of festivities. Winds will also diminish during the evening hours.
Sunday brings more of the same, with a good deal of sunshine and highs in the 80s for most. Remember to use plenty of sunscreen this weekend since the UV index will be high, allowing for a burn in 15-25 minutes. There still could be a spot shower in Northern New England, but humidity will remain low.
July 4th will be the warmest day of the holiday weekend, with highs popping into the 80s. Humidity will remain comfortable. Morning sunshine will give way to a few more late day clouds in Southern New England as an area of low pressure skirts to the south.