Well, it is upon us. The 2nd holiday weekend of the summer, or the big 4th of July weekend. Even when July 4th is in the middle of the week, we find a way to make a weekend out of it. But this year, it’s a Monday, connected to a weekend, so we don’t face such a major problem now, do we… In fact, since July 1st is a Friday and touches a weekend, we may as well just make it a 4-day weekend! Or even further, if you’re lucky enough to have vacation time, like myself, your weekend is going to be longer than 4 days, perhaps 10? Mine is. 🙂
Anyway, on to the weather. A pool of chilly air aloft has promoted the development of some clouds today, but other than a few sprinkles in the hills well northwest of Boston, it’s been a dry day. As this cool pool exits very slowly Friday, it will still be close enough to allow some clouds to pop up again during the day, with a slight chance of a few showers. High pressure will build along the East Coast over the weekend, allowing warmer and more humid air to flow into New England. But a cold front approaching from the west may set off a few showers and thunderstorms on Sunday. For the holiday itself, Monday, high pressure will dominate with dry and warm weather! A fairly normal July pattern is expected for the balance of next week.
Boston area forecast…
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy early. Mostly clear late. Low ranging from the lower 50s over inland valley locations to the lower 60s in the urban centers. Wind W 5 to 15 mph.
FRIDAY: Mostly sunny in the morning. Partly sunny with a slight chance of isolated showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. High in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Wind N 10 to 15 mph.
FRIDAY NIGHT: Clearing. Low in the upper 50s to lower 60s. Wind light W.
SATURDAY: Mostly sunny. High in the middle 80s. Wind W to SW 5 to 15 mph.
SATURDAY NIGHT: Partly cloudy. Low in the upper 60s. Wind SW 5 to 10 mph.
SUNDAY: Variably cloudy. Isolated to scattered showers and thunderstorms. High in the middle 80s. Wind SW 10 to 15 mph with higher gusts.
SUNDAY NIGHT: Clearing. Low in the lower 60s. Wind W 5 to 15 mph.
MONDAY – INDEPENDENCE DAY: Partly cloudy. High in the middle 80s. Wind W 5 to 15 mph.
TUESDAY: Mostly sunny. Low 61. High 82.
WEDNESDAY: Partly cloudy. Low 66. High 87.
THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Low 68. High 83.