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A Very...Decent Stretch of Weather is Coming to New England

Overall, it's going to be a pretty nice stretch of weather for New England over the next week or so. It won't be perfect in that a ridge of high pressure and dry weather will dominate the entire time, but, mainly seasonable temperatures will be accompanied by low humidity and occasional shower chances.

Today will likely be the warmest day for the rest of the week with highs in the low 70s north to low 80s south. A secondary cold will drop through New England Tuesday into Wednesday. This front will provide a cool-down for New England, with temperatures bottoming out on Thursday for most, with highs in the mid 60s to low 70s. Temperatures will likely begin to rebound heading into the weekend as a warmer air mass begins to enter the region. At this point, there are no major warm-ups in the picture like last week.

New England will remain under broad cyclonic flow, so pop-up showers will remain the cards for the next couple days. Tuesday, this comes as the system that brought downpours last night will remain to the north of New England today, leading to more pop up showers across northern New England. That secondary cold front will also provide some forcing for showers in northern New England through Wednesday morning.

Weak disturbances will ride along the base of the trough Wednesday into Thursday, bringing another round of showers, this time mainly in southern New England as the weak system passes near Cape Cod. Showers will once again be scattered about Wednesday afternoon through Thursday afternoon. The best chance of more widespread showers will be Wednesday evening through Thursday morning.

Showers chances reduce by Friday as a ridge of high pressure does look to take over heading into the weekend. The one caveat in Friday's forecast is if the cold pool aloft lingers. This would result in more stubborn cloud cover and an isolated shower. The highest chance of this happening would be over Maine. We're leaning toward seasonable, warmer than Thursday with partly cloudy skies, but this day is vulnerable to trending cooler and cloudier, particularly for Maine.

The persistent northwest flow behind the cold front initially and then around the high pressure heading toward the weekend will result in persistently low humidity levels. Thursday and Friday may see dew points only into the 30s for portions of northern New England. Even the higher dew point values in southern New England may stay in the 40s on these days.

So, the next week or so will be far from perfect, but also far from bad. It will be very decent.



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