Plenty of warm sunshine is forecast both days of this weekend around Boston.
High pressure from the Great Lakes will settle slowly eastward across the Northeast this weekend.
The system will bring slightly cooler-than-average air for the middle of August. This time of the year, in the city, typical highs are around 81 F and nighttime lows are around 65 degrees.
No rain will interrupt beach activities, outdoor concerts and church bazaars.
When the sun and moon are visible this weekend, they may seem hazy at times. The haze will not likely be from high humidity. Smoke from fires thousands of miles away in northern Canada can drift over head on occasion and enhance the sunsets.
A system is forecast to spread some rain and thunder across the Ohio Valley and southern part of the mid-Atlantic this weekend.
That rain would only move into and overwhelm the dry air around the Boston area if this system travels much farther north than expected.
Cool air will stick around the Northeast into next week.
Warmer weather relative to normal is forecast for the second half of August.
A train of storms will continue to deliver rain to the Pacific Northwest with one particular storm this weekend likely to be the strongest of the bunch.
A major storm centered on Christmas Eve will affect the Midwest and East with strong winds, areas of heavy snow, wind-swept rain and thunderstorms.
With many winter storms lined up, snow will create a wintry setting for Christmas in some areas.
Several fast-moving storm systems will bring unsettled weather to the British Isles and northern Europe this week.
Residents of Seattle and western Washington will want to keep rain gear handy as wet weather continues to move through the region.
A potent cold front will bring much cooler air and a flood threat to parts of South America this weekend.
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