Sun to Shine on Boston This Weekend

By , Expert Senior Meteorologist
August 8, 2014; 11:31 AM ET
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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.

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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.

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