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Slight Chance of Thunder This Weekend, Humidity Creeping Back In



    Bright and Pleasant Friday

    Friday: Bright and pleasant. Highs in the 80s.

    Overnight Friday: Clear and quiet. Lows in the 60s, 50s north.

    Saturday: Fair sky, chance isolated evening thunder. Highs in the 80s.

    Sunday: More humid south, 80s, chance isolated evening storm.

    (Published Friday, Aug. 2, 2019)

    An incredible stretch of weather is yet again set for New England.

    A large dome of high pressure has delivered enough dry air for abundant sunshine and a light wind will be promoting coastal sea breezes for cool nights with comfortable days…at least, for now.

    After a great start Saturday, there’s a 20 to 40% chance of a shower or thunderstorm Saturday late day and evening, particularly inland. This is while more humid air slowly moves back into New England. Southern New England will notice the change in air Saturday evening and night.

    Whether or not your town sees a thunderstorm, humidity will linger for the southern half of New England on Sunday with another low but present chance of an afternoon or evening thunderstorm. In Northern New England, Sunday actually brings some really pleasant and comfortable air that will likely almost eliminate the chance of showers and make for a splendid day.

    The comfortable, dry air in Northern New England will sink south for a great Monday far and wide, before deeper heat and humidity return for the midweek.

    Although we aren’t forecasting another heat wave yet, we will have four days – Tuesday through Thursday – all within a couple degrees of 90, so that’s a possibility.

    The early call on next weekend? The same as the last several when they’ve first appeared on our exclusive First Alert 10-Day Forecast: nice!

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