High pressure builds in tonight, keeping skies clear and the air dry and comfortable to kick off the weekend. By morning, temperatures will dip into the upper 40s and low 50s, but with abundant sunshine we will warm fast! Expect a mostly sunny sky Saturday with some high, thin afternoon clouds. Temperatures reach lower to middle 80s with low humidity and a light northwesterly breeze.
A ridge of high pressure aloft continues to build into the East this weekend and surface high pressure will be sliding to our southeast, bringing in a southwesterly wind. All of this will lead to a big warm-up for Sunday and especially Monday. Sunday gets toasty with highs climbing to around 90. We begin dry with some sunshine, but high clouds advance throughout the day from an approaching warm front. Dew points will begin to climb as well and we turn humid by the evening.
Dew points continue to climb Sunday night as a warm front passes through our area. A shower or thunderstorm is possible along this front, but it isn’t looking like much for our area. Conditions quickly turn oppressive Monday with highs soaring into the middle and upper 90s in western Mass and much of the Northeast. With dew points nearing 70, our heat index (the way it feels) will near or top 100 degrees! Look for potential heat advisories and air quality alerts to be issued.
A gusty breeze out of the south-southwest, which will keep the beaches cooler on the south shores Monday. Everyone else will bake in the heat and humidity until a cold front arrives from the north. A slow-moving front will move south through Monday night and Tuesday morning, bringing a chance for showers and thunderstorms. Most of Tuesday remains cloudy and unsettled, but also warm and possibly humid. Once the front is to our south, we will turn drier and more comfortable midweek, but toasty temps continue.