WEATHER BLOG: Warming Up

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Expect temperatures to top out no lower than 90 over the next few days, with an uptick in the humidity and a good chance for some thunderstorms over the weekend.

There is still a ridge of high pressure on this morning’s weather map that is in the process of drifting across the Northeast, which is on an eventual trek into the western Atlantic.

The air mass isn’t all that humid right now (dewpoints are mostly in the upper 50s and lower 60s), but it is going to become more humid Friday night and over the weekend as the high pressure system becomes more of a “Bermuda-style” high.

The thunderstorm activity should be widely-separated when it gets started on Saturday, but based on which model you believe, the frequency and areal coverage of these showers and thunderstorms could get a boost on Saturday night and Sunday.

The cloud cover and amount of rain may have some impact on temperatures Saturday and Sunday, because of when and where they pop up. But, even if both days aren’t in the 90-92 degree range (and, we think Saturday will at least still make it with relative ease), it would probably be no lower than the mid and upper 80s.

And, factor in the increase in humidity, and you’ve got a very summery weekend, nonetheless.

Have a good day!

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