The pleasant air that burst into New England Wednesday has some staying power and is teaming with an easterly wind to keep temperatures in check Thursday.
That same wind will continue into Friday with highs in the 70s at the coast and around 80 inland.
Some fair weather clouds will build each afternoon and may drop a sprinkle on inland communities, particularly in the hills and mountains. Most of us will see two dry days of varying afternoon cloud cover, though.
By Saturday, the leading edge to heat and humidity will be creeping east toward New England, and this will probably trigger some afternoon scattered showers and thunder in Northern and Western New England. Because of this, a chance of evening or night showers or thunder may occur elsewhere.
The late Saturday showers will mark the onset of increased warmth and humidity for Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, with highs returning to 90 degrees and scattered showers and thunder a possibility each afternoon.
By midweek, a slow moving cold front will further raise the chance of showers and thunderstorms, and likely will knock temperatures down by about five to10 degrees, though summer air is expected to remain in place for New England through the duration of the exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.