Humidity Returns This Weekend...

August 21, 2020 // Article by: Brad Miller

After a couple of fantastic late summer days to end the work week here in the Northeast, the humidity will be on the increase as we progress through the upcoming weekend.  We will have some rain chances as well, but neither Saturday or Sunday will be a washout.  In fact, the weather over the weekend will be quite typical for late August.  Dewpoints will be on the rise and that will push the heat index into the 90s for much of the I-95 corridor.  Here is what it will feel like at 2 PM both Saturday and Sunday.

Forecast Heat Index 2 PM Saturday - Courtesy Pivotal Weather

Forecast Heat Index 2 PM Sunday - Courtesy Pivotal Weather

As for rainfall this weekend, there will be some storms around both Saturday and Sunday afternoon.  The best chance on Saturday will be from Hartford to Boston as a disturbance slides across New England.  The rest of the I-95 corridor will only see a few stray storms scattered about.  Sunday afternoon will offer the best chance for showers and storms as a weak frontal boundary approaches the Northeast.  And while we're not expecting widespread severe weather, a few storms on Sunday may pack a punch and will be capable of producing gusty winds.  Again, the storms over the weekend will be more hit and miss, so some folks may not even see a drop of rain.  Here is a look at total rainfall expected through Sunday night.  There will be localized higher amounts.

Courtesy Pivotal Weather

Enjoy the late summer weather this weekend, but keep an eye to the sky if you are outside.  Oh and don't forget to visit and listen to our new podcast! Give us a like too!