WARM AND DRY
We are heading into the last weekend of September, but it’ll feel like August. After a mild start, we will get close to 80 degrees in most towns and cities again Saturday. Expect it to be slightly cooler with low to mid 70s at the coast thanks to the sea breeze, but that is still average for this time of year. There will be some haze at times due to smoke from the wildfires out west. This will stay well above the surface though, so I don’t expect any impacts to air quality.
WEEKEND ALWAYS IN VIEW
Sunday will be even warmer with highs in the lower 80s for many. You’ll feel it getting stickier, too. Clouds will increase in the afternoon with rain chances growing at night. Anytime the humidity goes up, showers become a higher risk.
Best foliage this weekend will be in the Green Mountains of Vermont.
RAIN RELIEF NEEDED
The drought monitor update issued Thursday has more than half of Massachusetts in at least a “severe” drought and now 10% in an “extreme” drought. Similarly, an extreme drought was reported for the first time this season in NH. We have a rainfall deficit of 6-12″ in southern New England for the year.
The weather pattern will turn unsettled Monday through Thursday next week with a few rounds of showers. The best chance for some quenching rain will be Tuesday to Wednesday.
The tropics continue to stay quiet for now.
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