The much-needed rain likely continues to fall this Friday morning for southern and central areas through the mid-morning hours as a surface low pressure continues to spin in the Gulf of Maine. Once lunchtime rolls around, most of the precipitation over eastern parts of the state will have likely wrapped up. Heading into the afternoon, the western part of the state sees the best chance of any shower activity as a more organized area of showers over Vermont and New Hampshire shifts east during the afternoon. This begins to dry up as we head into the evening hours Friday, so we'll likely see mainly cloudy skies heading into the overnight tonight.
The other big story Friday will be how cool it feels outside compared to the last few days. After the heat we saw earlier in the week, Friday's high temperatures will most likely feel cold to a lot of people, especially combined with the mostly cloudy day and scattered shower activity. Factoring in the wind as well, which could gust at times over 20 mph will make it feel even colder heading throughout the day today. The good news is with these cooler daytime highs, we're also going to see some relief from the humidity. Dew points will continue to fall during the day Friday, with most of the state expected to have dew points in the upper 40s and lower 50s by the time we get to the early evening.
Saturday looks to be another grey day outside with mostly cloudy skies expected once again. This is thanks to another surface low that likely stays further to our south than the one on Friday. This results in the shower activity becoming more scattered in nature during the day on Saturday. High temperatures won't climb that much during the day Saturday, with highs expected to be similar, if not a few degrees warmer than Friday. Dew Points likely remain in the mid-40s to mid-50s during the day Saturday, so once again it won't feel as humid as we have felt over the past week.
The forecast for the 4th of July has sadly trended in the wrong direction over the past few days. As the low pressure that brings us scattered showers during the day Saturday continues to push to the northeast, it brings a more widespread chance of rain showers from Saturday night into Sunday morning. While the western part of the state has the best chance of seeing widespread showers, the eastern half has a better chance of seeing more scattered showers. These showers will likely wrap up by the mid to late morning hours on Sunday, leaving the area with mainly cloudy skies heading into the afternoon and overnight Sunday. High temperatures on Sunday will likely be a few degrees warmer than Saturday, with most places expected to climb into the 60s during the afternoon.
A weak area of high pressure begins to build in on Monday, bringing with it a return to the sunshine and warmer temperatures. High temperatures Monday likely climb into the lower to mid 70s with the sunshine and low humidity. The humidity does build back into the region by Tuesday as our next chance of shower arrives by then. Highs on Tuesday likely climb into the upper 70s to mid 80s along with the humidity.
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