Weekly Outlook: August 22-28, 2022

The week will start off on a damp note, but dry weather will return for a good chunk of the remainder of the week.

Low pressure will pass well north and west of the region over the next 36-48 hours. It will send a warm front toward the region today, triggering showers and possibly a few thunderstorms, but temperatures will actually remain on the cool side. Some of the models are showing the potential for some heavy rainfall today, but we’ve seen that before, and we’re not falling for it again. Will it rain? Probably. Heavy rain? Don’t count on it. Of course, we could use the rain, so it some heavy rain does materialize, that’d probably be a good thing, but we just don’t see it happening. Showers taper off tonight, and we could see some sunshine early on Tuesday. However, a cold front will be approaching, and it may trigger another round of showers and thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and evening, mainly north and west of Boston.

Several models show the potential for heavy rain across the region today and Tuesday. We’re not buying it. Images provided by Pivotal Weather.

After that, high pressure builds in for most of the remainder of the week with very warm to hot conditions. A few showers and thunderstorms are possible during some of the afternoons, but they probably won’t be that widespread. The best chance appears to be on Friday when a frontal system moves through, with some cooler and drier air settling in for the weekend.

Dewpoints may drop into the 50s next weekend. Image provided by WeatherBell.

Monday: Mostly cloudy with showers developing, possibly a rumble of thunder. High 72-79.

Monday night: Mostly cloudy with a few more showers, mainly during the evening. Low 62-69.

Tuesday: Intervals of clouds and sunshine, chance for a few showers or thunderstorms, mainly north and west of Boston. High 76-83.

Tuesday night: A few lingering showers during the evening, then becoming partly cloudy. Low 62-69.

Wednesday: Partly to mostly sunny. High 81-88.

Thursday: Sunshine and some afternoon clouds. High 84-91.

Friday: Partly sunny, chance for some late-day showers or thunderstorms. High 82-89.

Saturday: Partly to mostly sunny. High 79-86.

Sunday: A mix of sun and clouds. High 78-85.

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