It feels like we do this every year as we get to mid to late August. We get a stretch of weather that suddenly reminds us autumn is around the corner. Regardless of how warm September ends up…there always seems to be a couple of days of “chilly” weather in late August that sort of emphasizes the approaching end of summer.
After enduring a few days of hot and (very) humid weather, a cold front is crossing through the region today and will bring a dramatic air mass change to the region. Dew point values, which peaked in the middle 70s on Thursday, have fallen to the 60s as of Friday morning and will continue to drop over the next 24 hours…falling to the 40s and 50s over the weekend.
While the shift to drier air will be noticeable (and welcomed by most of us), it’ll be the actual air temperatures that you’re really going to notice.
High temperatures Saturday will be in the lower 70s despite a good deal of sunshine around the area – solidly below the average for the date (about 78F). We’ll add a bit of cloudiness and a busy onshore wind Sunday and Monday…which will mean parts of the Cape will struggle to get back to 70F.