The remnants of Hurricane Nate rode northward along a frontal boundary and crossed through New England yesterday, providing us with a cloudy and damp finish to the holiday weekend. Occasional showers spilled through the area on Monday and a few pockets of fog, mist and drizzle rolled in and out of the area at times.
Steadier and heavier rain, including a few downpours, pushed into the area during the late afternoon and evening hours and continued through the first half of the night before finally pushing out to sea overnight.
In addition to the wet weather, humidity levels remained very high for this time of year, with dew point values in the upper 60s and lower 70s throughout Monday and Monday night. These values would be considered high even in the peak of the summer months.
As for today, we can expect improving conditions as drier air is gradually working its way into the region as high pressure builds eastward.
With that in mind…
Thick low clouds and areas of morning fog and mist will break apart and yield to mostly sunny skies this morning. Sunshine will prevail through the remainder of the day. Temperatures near 70F this morning will climb well into the 70s for highs and may even touch 80F in a few backyards as unseasonably mild air remains in place. Thankfully, humidity levels will start to come down as the day progresses…with dew point values slowly falling through the 60s as offshore winds freshen and a new air mass builds into the region.