Forecast discussion: We continue to be controlled by a strong high pressure system near Bermuda. The ridge from this system extends all the way down to Florida. It is also the main culprit for the muggy conditions, as the southwest winds continue to pull moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. We will see another night of patchy to dense fog along the coast, as the air temperature will be greater than the ocean temperature. The cooler, moist air off the water meeting the dry, warm air may create some low visibilities for driving in the early morning.
We are awaiting a cold front that helped create all the flooding over the Southern Plains. The front will be slow moving, so the ridge will remain the main weather feature for Thursday. As the high moves further out to sea, the ridge will weaken, and the air will feel slightly less humid. However, there is still the slight chance for a passing shower or thunderstorm during the early afternoon and early evening hours, thanks to a weak disturbance to our south.
By Thursday night, the ridge will once again build back over New England. This will help create mostly sunny skies for Friday, as the cold front remains stalled over the Mid-Atlantic States. The cold front will finally make its way into New England, and give our best chance for any rainfall, by Saturday evening. We can expect rainfall to last into Sunday evening, before the front moves offshore.
After the front passes, you will notice how cold our high temperatures become on Monday. Colder air will remain over New England, from the upper levels of the atmosphere to the surface. High temperatures on Monday will only reach the middle 60’s. We may see more showers by the afternoon Tuesday, with partly sunny skies next Wednesday. Temperatures will slowly rise into the lower 70’s by next Wednesday.
72 hour forecast:
Tonight: Mostly cloudy with isolated showers/thunderstorms. It will remain muggy with patchy to dense fog. We will see a low of 64.
Thursday: Overcast and muggy with isolated showers/thunderstorms, especially in the early afternoon to early evening hours. We will see a high of 76 with southwest winds of 11-14 mph.
Thursday night: Isolated showers end by 2 a.m. with a low of 60. Winds will turn to the northwest at 3-6 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny with a high of 78.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 59.
Saturday: Partly to mostly sunny with a high of 79.
Saturday night: Overcast skies and showers/light rain by 7 p.m. and a low of 61.
Sunday: Showers/thunderstorms until 6 p.m., then clearing skies. Highs 69-72, lows 51-54.
Monday: Mostly sunny. Highs 63-66, lows 49-52.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy by the late morning, with possible showers by noon. Highs 66-69, lows 52-55.
Wednesday: Showers end before midnight, with partly sunny skies. Highs 72-75, lows 57-60.