Weekly Outlook: August 24-30, 2020

We’ve reached the last full week of meteorological summer, but at least one day this week will likely feel more like fall.

Beneficial rain fell over the weekend, especially along and just south of the Mass Pike. Image provided by NOAA.

We start the week off with another very warm to hot and humid day today. With warm and humid conditions in place, we’ll see showers and thunderstorms develop, mainly during the afternoon hours. While not as potent as yesterday, some storms may produce heavy downpours, gusty winds, and possibly some hail. Most of the activity should diminish after sunset, but a warm and muggy night is likely.

Tuesday will be a different story. A strong cold front will be approaching the region. It will likely produce showers and thunderstorms, mainly during the afternoon and evening, and many of those storms could become strong to severe. Heavy downpours, strong winds, and hail are all threats with the stronger storms.

There is a slight risk of severe weather across most of the Northeast on Tuesday. Image provided by Pivotal Weather.

Behind that front, high pressure builds in for Wednesday with an early taste of fall for the region. High temperatures will only be in the 70s, with some spots even staying in the upper 60s. Dewpoints will also drop into the 40s and possibly the upper 30s. We could even see some low temperatures drop into the upper 40s Wednesday night. The cool air will be short-lived, as we’ll start to warm back up for Friday. While the warmer air may try to move back in on Thursday, an approaching low pressure system bring bring in clouds and showers, keeping temperatures on the cool side.

Dewpoints in the upper 30s and 40s? We haven’t seen that for a few months, Image provided by WeatherBell.

The weekend is a bit of a question mark at this point. We’ll need to keep an eye on the remains of Laura and possibly Marco. Once they move inland, they’ll rapidly weaken, but the moisture will eventually head this way. Right now it looks like we may see that rain come through late Friday into Saturday, but obviously, it’s dependent on what the storms actually do. High pressure looks to build in for Sunday with cooler and drier weather once again.

Monday: Some patchy fog early, otherwise a mix of sun and clouds with a chance for some afternoon showers and thunderstorms. High 84-91.

Monday night: Any showers end during the evening, then becoming clear to partly cloudy. Low 64-71.

Tuesday: Partly sunny and breezy with showers and thunderstorms likely during the afternoon. High 84-91.

Tuesday night: Showers and storms end in the evening then becoming mostly clear. Low 55-62.

Wednesday: Plenty of sunshine, breezy, and cooler. High 70-77.

Thursday: Intervals of clouds and sun, showers are possible late in the day and into the evening. High 71-78.

Friday: More clouds than sun with periods of rain and showers during the afternoon and at night. High 77-84.

Saturday: Plenty of clouds with some rain and showers possible. High 75-82.

Sunday: A mix of sun and clouds. High 72-79.

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