A Dry and Comfortable Weekend Ahead...

September 10, 2021 // Article by: Jen D’Iorio

A fantastic weekend is ahead of us here in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic. Expect plenty of sunshine, largely dry conditions, and comfortable temperatures, making it great for any outdoor plans you may have.

More sun than clouds is the story for the remainder of Friday, with just a low risk for a spotty sprinkle or shower across New England as a disturbance exits the region. It will feel more comfortable and less humid when compared to the previous two days, with temperatures primarily in the mid-to-upper 70s. Conditions will be a tad breezy, though, with wind gusts of 20-30 mph at times. Friday night will then be quiet under a mainly clear sky, with just some patchy fog possible in certain spots. Seasonably cool temperatures are in store, with overnight lows likely falling somewhere in the low-to-mid 50s.

Dry and pleasant conditions are expected to start off the weekend on Saturday thanks to high pressure overhead. Only a few clouds will be around, allowing for plenty of sunshine throughout the daylight hours. Humidity remains at bay, too, and with temperatures largely reaching the mid-to-upper 70s, it will feel quite comfortable and enjoyable for any outdoor activities or events. Some high clouds then build into the region Saturday night, but it will still remain dry and quiet. Temperatures overnight will be a tad warmer than tonight's temperatures, dropping into the low-to-mid 60s

Precipitation Depiction for 2 PM Saturday afternoon from the Hi-Res NAM model, no precipitation in sight! Courtesy of Tropical Tidbits

High pressure still remains positioned over the region on Sunday, leading to a primarily dry and breezy day under a partly to mostly sunny sky. However, a disturbance positioned over Canada slowly approaches during the day, and could potentially fire off a shower or two in New England during the afternoon and evening (greatest risk farthest north). However, it seems like this activity would be light and spotty in nature if it were to even occur at all, keeping conditions on the drier side. It will become a bit more humid and notably warmer, with high temperatures in the low-to-mid 80s farther north, and in the upper 80s to near 90 farthest south.

Precipitation Depiction for 8 PM Sunday evening from the 12z run of the Global Canadian Model-Courtesy of Tropical Tidbits

This disturbance lingers around the region Sunday night and through Monday, continuing the risk for showers at times across New England and the northern Mid-Atlantic. However, at this point, we are still favoring it to be more dry than not in this area under more clouds than sun, with temperatures in the upper 70s to low 80s. Meanwhile, the southern Mid-Atlantic should hold hot and humid but dry under a mainly sunny sky, with temperatures in the upper 80s to around 90.

Check back here on Monday for an update on this coming week's weather. Have a great weekend everyone!