Stretch of Cool Weather to Turn Into Muggy Humidity - NECN

Stretch of Cool Weather to Turn Into Muggy Humidity

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    Great Stretch of Weather Continues in New England

    Tuesday: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the 70s.
    Tuesday Night: Showers develop. Lows in the 60s.
    Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, muggy and breezy. Scattered showers and storms.

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018)

    For most of New England, we are enjoying a stretch of cooler and much less humid weather the few days.

    With an exception though: along the south and east facing shore, where humidity has remained rather high, and we've only seen limited sunshine.

    We start the day with more sunshine than clouds, parts of northern New England cooled into the lower 50s, while southern New England mostly in lower 60s. Patchy fog should burn off quickly.

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    High pressure that brought the nice weather is easing out into the ocean, and a warm front approaches from the south Tuesday.

    We are on the cooler side of the warm front, that means many clouds south and east with a chance of a few sprinkles with temperatures in the lower 70s, warmer and brighter sky in northern and western New England.

    The biggest feature on the weather map is a strong low-pressure system moving through the Great Lakes the next couple of days. That storm brings gale force winds to the lakes and pushes a warm front across New England from south to north Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday.

    Rain becomes a little bit more widespread Tuesday night and early Wednesday. Then we have sunny breaks in the afternoon with temperatures jumping into the 80s and high humidity, setting the stage for another round of heavy thunderstorms afternoon and evening.

    Highs in the 80s, with dew points in the 70s. We may end up with some localized flash flooding before the day is over.

    A strong cold front with thunderstorms moves out to sea at night, then beautiful air comes in with high-pressure from Canada Thursday.

    Sunshine highs will near 80 degrees and low humidity on Thursday afternoon. A gradual warming trend with low-to-moderate humidity sticks around into the weekend. A nice weekend is forecast at this point.

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