Friday should be even nicer than Thursday was as a high-pressure system builds into the Eastern region during the next 24 hours. This will be the driving force behind our weather pattern this weekend. There should be a bit of a breeze out of the northwest, which could gust as high as 15 mph Friday afternoon. But, with a fair amount of sunshine, most temperatures should have no trouble reaching the lower 80s before all is said and done.

Under a clear to partly cloudy sky Friday night, the temperatures should be in the 50s and lower 60s.

The humidity should be low, and the sun will be out most of the time Saturday. Highs will be in the 80s, except it will be cooler and mainly in the 70s at the beaches. Sunday will be just a tad warmer than Saturday, and bright sunshine in the morning will probably be dimmed by some high, thin clouds in the afternoon. Most of Sunday’s high temperatures will be in the 80s, with the warmest spots probably peaking in the middle 80s. As the high pressure system begins to drift to the east and south late in the weekend, the wind will become more southerly, and then southwesterly heading into early next week.

So, Monday and Tuesday should bring us a progressive increase in the humidity (with dew point temperatures climbing out of the 50s Sunday and into the 60s early next week), and there also could be a couple of showers and a thunderstorm or two on both Monday and Tuesday.

In places like central Pennsylvania and in western New York state, these could actually show up as early as Sunday night. With temperatures mostly in the lower 80s during the first half of next week, the amount of cloud cover will go a long way in determining just what the temperature will be each day.


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