Despite a fresh breeze off the ocean, temperatures still climbed to the lower and middle 80s on Tuesday and humidity levels remained quite high. It was yet another uncomfortable day around the area and yet another day to hit the beaches.
Thankfully, yesterday’s ocean breeze persisted through the night and did manage to usher in somewhat cooler and drier air to the area overnight. Dew point values fell into the 60s and will remain under 70F through the day today.
With that in mind, we can anticipate a warm but slightly more comfortable day today. Sunshine will prevail through Wednesday with temperatures peaking within a couple of degrees either side of 80F. Winds will be fairly light.
Light onshore winds will flip around to the south and southwest later today and tonight and that wind switch will tug Tuesday’s heat and humidity right back into the area for Thursday. Tomorrow will be another oppressive day with highs in the 80s and dew points once again climbing into the 70s.
The good news is – if one is tired of the ongoing sultry weather – a strong cold front is expected to push through the area late Thursday and that cold front will yield a several day stretch of MUCH more typical early Autumn weather for the Northeast and New England. Temperatures on Friday will hold in the 70s and will only top out around 70F over the weekend…with refreshing, dry air accompanying the cooler temperatures.
The downside to the incoming “chill” will be a round of showers and thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and evening. We’ll have to keep an eye to the sky and monitor the radar through the afternoon hours.