Beautiful Weather Begins Big Vacation Week No Major Weather Issues This Week
We are seeing yesterday’s strong upper low (very strong for this time of year) sitting off the coast of New England and in the midst of a beautifully dry air mass from Canada.This is a big vacation week with Thursday being the 4th of July so people have constructed all sorts of day off combinations be it 4 day weekends, 5 day weekends or the entire week off surrounding the Thursday holiday. The bottom line for this week is that while there will be chances for showers and thunderstorms along the way but that they will be minor interruptions. Much of the time will be rain free. Much of the time we will have sunshine during the day. Temperatures will be very warm all week but not excessively warm. Humidity will be going up later this week but it won’t get crazy humid. That is the quick summary for the week.
There is nothing on the satellite therefore nothing on the radar today. We should enjoy lots of sunshine pretty much from start to finish. Highs will reach 80 to 85 in most places. Some areas inland north and west of the coast will be in the upper 70s to near 80. Humidity is very low all day today.
Here is how it plays out all week. Over the next several days we will see weak disturbances move through in the flow. Each one will impact the humidity slightly; raising it one day and lowering it the next. The overall trend will be for temperatures to move higher and humidity to move higher Tuesday through Friday. The first disturbance will approach Tuesday late in the day into Tuesday night with the threat for scattered showers and thunderstorms. Much of Tuesday will be fine with some sunshine and highs in the 80s. Wednesday will be the day where the humidity might come down slightly with no thunderstorms forecast and just some sunshine. Highs in the 80s to near 90.
Thursday the 4th of July is going to be a very warm summery humid day with some sunshine for most of the day. There will be the chance for scattered late day and evening thunderstorms. The GFS model shows its view of the simulated radar and you can see how widely scattered those thunderstorms are forecast to be. With no new front nearby we expect thunderstorms to be kept to a minimum and most of you won’t see a thing.
High temperatures Thursday will be in the 80s to around or just over night. It should be a good beach or pool day. Just keep a watchful eye to the sky just in case. Friday will be very warm and humid with some sunshine and some scattered thunderstorms with highs in the mid 80s to near or just over 90 degrees.
Over the weekend we will see the next weather front that will approach the coast. This may enhance the chance for scattered showers and thunderstorms for Saturday and Sunday. The front will be slow moving but we are not going to see widespread activity; just higher chances for thunderstorms. Outdoor activities should be okay for the most part this coming weekend.
MANY THANKS TO TROPICAL TIDBITS FOR THE USE OF MAPS
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