After a midweek temperature spike, cooler, less humid air will settle over the Boston area Thursday into the weekend.
An area of rain and thunder will roll across New York state and southern New England on Thursday, ahead of a push of much lower humidity for the entire region. This rain will make its closest approach to Boston Thursday evening.
A corridor of showers and thunderstorms is forecast to stretch from the Upper Midwest to the mid-Atlantic this weekend.
As long as a disturbance fails to cause this moisture to bulge northeastward, the weekend will remain dry and generally clear around eastern Massachusetts.
Temperatures will average near to below normal this weekend. Temperatures typically range from a low near 60 to a high in the upper 70s.
Heat and humidity will bring a summery start to September around the Pittsburgh area.
Tropical Storm Fred has formed off of the African Coast and will threaten the Cape Verde Islands early this week.
While Erika has weakened to a tropical rainstorm, Florida will still become the target of potentially flooding downpours this week.
September will get off to a hot and humid start around Boston this week.
A strong storm system moved into Washington on Saturday, delivering powerful winds that lead to widespread damage and power outages.
A push of summer heat and humidity will make its way into the Northeast this week.
Santa Cruz (1929)
Coastal Steamer San Juan (over 2,000 tons) was rammed off Pigeon Point near Santa Cruz, CA by the oil tanker S.C.T. Doss which was proceeding at "excessive speed in fog without sounding fog signals". 70 passengers and crew of San Juan drowned.
East Coast (1954)
Hurricane Carol hit with the single greatest property loss to date.
Raleigh, NC (1965)
46 degrees -- coldest ever in August.