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Quiet & comfortable weather through today. The Memorial Day Weekend starts with scattered rain/storms, then trends drier and warmer!

THE REST OF THE WEEK…

Today is our last day of dry weather with low humidity. Under a mix of sun and clouds, temperatures during the afternoon will peak in the lower 70s away from the Sound and in the mid to upper 60s along the shoreline. As high pressure moves offshore, it allows a storm system to head our way. The sky becomes overcast this evening as a push of milder and muggier air heads into Southern New England. Some drizzle or light rain can’t be ruled out tonight. Then, tomorrow will feature a mostly cloudy sky. You’ll certainly feel the uptick in humidity as temperatures trend a bit warmer than today. Tomorrow evening and at night, we’ll likely see periods of rain with rumbles of thunder in association with that storm system heading into and through the region.

THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND…

Unfortunately, it does not appear that system with its cold front will exit quickly. This means scattered showers will be around Saturday, perhaps an isolated thunderstorm, as an area of low pressure passes through the region. Thereafter, the Holiday weekend should be dry and less humid with temperatures heading to unseasonably warm levels. While still subject to change, we’re calling for sun and clouds Sunday with highs in the lower 80s inland, 70s at the shoreline. Under a mostly sunny sky Memorial Day Monday, temps go even warmer! So overall, not a horrible weekend of weather… especially with our temperature forecast as it’s the unofficial start to the summer season!

NEXT WEEK…

Tuesday into Wednesday, temperatures head to 90 or higher inland. At the shoreline they’ll peak in the 80s.

Chief Meteorologist Mark Dixon with Scot Haney