Weekend Outlook: July 30-August 2, 2021

We’re entering the final days of July, but part of the weekend may feel more like the final days of August.

We’ve got a rather nice afternoon in progress, but changes are coming. A cold front will move across the region tonight, with showers and thunderstorms likely. Some of these storms may produce heavy rainfall, which would be a fitting end to what has been a record or near-record July for rainfall across the region. While most of the severe weather associated with this system should remain south of our area, we need to keep an eye on areas near the South Coast overnight. If there are going to be any severe storms, this would be the most likely spot.

Most of the models keep the heavy rain to our north, but some have heavy rainfall around here too. Images provided by Pivotal Weather.

Rain ends Friday morning, but with an upper-level low pressure area moving across the Northeast, we’ll still have some clouds, and possibly another shower or two in the afternoon. High pressure then builds in with clearing and a rather cool airmass settling in for Friday night and Saturday. If you’re up early Saturday morning, you might see temperatures in the 40s in some spots. After a comfortable day on Saturday, temperatures will moderate again on Sunday ahead of another system. This system may produce a few showers Sunday night, then high pressure returns on Monday.

It could be rather cool around here Saturday morning. Image provided by WeatherBell.

Thursday night: Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Low 62-69.

Friday: Showers end early followed by partial clearing, though clouds and possibly another shower return in the afternoon, breezy. High 77-84. Offshore: Southwest to west 10-15 knots gusts to 20 knots, seas 3-6 feet.

Friday night: Clear and cool. Low 49-56.

Saturday: Partly to mostly sunny. High 70-77. Offshore: West 10-15 knots gusts to 20 knots, seas 3-5 feet.

Saturday night: Increasing clouds. Low 52-59.

Sunday: More clouds than sunshine. High 73-80. Offshore: Southwest 5-10 knots, seas 2-4 feet.

Sunday night: Partly to mostly cloudy with a chance for some shower. Low 56-63.

Monday: Becoming mostly sunny. High 74-81. Offshore: West 5-10 knots, seas 3-5 feet.

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