Though our Tuesday dawned with lingering humid air for most of New England, a noticeable decrease in humidity takes hold through the day as a west wind continues the heat but dries the air while sloping down from our New England mountains and hills, with high temperatures 85 to 90 degrees for most.
The exception to both of these rules will be Cape Cod, where morning showers depart but humidity lingers and temperatures are a bit cooler.
As for thunderstorms, most of New England avoids them today, though Northern Maine will find an active afternoon, owing to an energetic disturbance aloft, just over the Canadian border, producing recurring thunderstorms for Aroostook County from midday onward to dinnertime.
The wind begins to shift overnight tonight, blowing from the north as high pressure - fair weather - builds over Quebec, turning winds from the east for New England, ushering in cooler air from the nearby Atlantic Ocean with coastal highs in the 60s Wednesday and inland locales reaching the 70s - with an even slightly more pronounced cooling for Thursday.
Temperatures will rise a bit ahead of a cold front on Friday, with scattered afternoon and evening thunder, then the weekend begins fair and pleasant.
A large storm center approaches with rain showers for Monday, but the question is: exactly when do the first showers arrive? Right now, Sunday evening or night looks most likely, but any earlier timing would put Sunday afternoon in jeopardy, so we'll watch it carefully.
The remainder of the exclusive necn Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast shows no imminent return of deep summer warmth.