Boston: Bertha to Remain Offshore, But Surf to Build

By , Senior Meteorologist
August 5, 2014; 5:34 AM ET
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While surf will build along the coast at midweek, Bertha will remain well offshore of Boston and Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Temperatures will rebound to more typical August highs by Tuesday.

Highs are forecast to be within a few degrees of 80 Tuesday and Wednesday. The average high for early August is 81 F.

More humid conditions will contribute to higher RealFeel® temperatures.

Only very spotty storms are forecast through Tuesday.

More numerous showers and thunderstorms are projected for Wednesday.

For those planning to spending time on Cape Cod or the islands, Wednesday's storms will coincide when Bertha causes surf to build and raises the risk of strong rip currents.

The showers and storms will not be associated with Bertha but rather a cool front approaching from the Midwest.

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In the front's wake, the door will open for less humid air to arrive for late in the week. Temperatures will be shaved by a few degrees.

AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski contributed content to this story.


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