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What Does the Memorial Day Weekend Forecast Look Like?

A seabreeze is keeping temps at beaches much cooler

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    The air in New England is coming up from Florida, that's why it feels like Florida. And, we may get a pop-up thunderstorm like Florida.

    With one exception right along the shore, due to heating of the air inland causing that air to rise, that draws in a low level breeze from off the ocean.

    It's called a seabreeze and it keeps the beach is cooler than inland areas, this is occurring for most of the weekend.

    In addition we do have a week frontal system that is awesome oscillating north and south through New England.

    Each of these features, the seabreeze and front, generates at convergence zone near the ground, which can result in the pop-up thunderstorms.

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    But most of the time, for most of New England, it is not raining today and tomorrow, when it does rain it can pour for a few minutes with brief lightning and gusty wind.

    High temperatures once again this afternoon close to 90° inland, 70s to low 80s near the shore.

    The wind is relatively light and variable. Also we have a advisory for unhealthy air across southern New England.

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    We could use a little bit more wind to mix out the low-level smog.

    The temperatures are little bit cooler today than yesterday, but tomorrow the heat is turning back on. High temperatures tomorrow afternoon warm to 90-95, with the exception of northern Maine and south facing shorelines where it'll be cooler.

    We also have the highest humidity of the season, so that means fog may linger near some of the outer coastal areas, like the National Seashore on Cape Cod and down-east Maine, as well as our coastal islands.

    The fog will be a little bit tougher to burn off on Sunday, due to a front backing westward to the Connecticut River Valley.

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    That front over the Connecticut River may trigger some heavier thunderstorms especially in Western New England for Sunday afternoon.

    The air is cooler for Sunday with a high temperature in the 60s at the shore, to 70s eastern sections, to 80s in Western New England.

    For Memorial Day Monday we have to watch for the possible development of tropical storm Bonnie off the mid-Atlantic states.

    Regardless of whether Bonnie becomes a full tropical storm or not, that disturbance will send moisture up the eastern seaboard for some downpours possible throughout New England on Monday.If Bonnie does develop, she will likely lose her wind punch before passing south of New England. So it looks like the best weather is the first part of the weekend, I would call Saturday the best beach day.

    The Sunday and Monday forecast is still fairly low confidence, and may improve as we get closer.

    The middle of next week looks gorgeous, it looks like we start off June with sunshine and temperatures in the 70s with lower humidity.


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