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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The Best Of Summer!

Summer in New England doesn’t get much better than this! A broad area of high pressure will take over providing several days of sunshine, low humidity and comfortable temperatures. Wednesday morning will be refreshing with temperatures starting in the 50s for many areas. The afternoon will not be as warm as recent days with temps staying in the upper 70s to low 80s. Tomorrow night will feature great sleeping weather, so you can open your windows and give the air conditioner a break. Summer heat returns Saturday and humidity makes a comeback Sunday.
The image above (click to enlarge) is from a forecasting tool called the BUFKIT. The red and green colors represent relattive humidity over 80%. Notice the timeline on the bottom is backwards (you read from right to left). The squiggly multicolor line shows CAPE or Convective Available Potential Energy. CAPE gives us instability. Overall...on this image you see a lot of dry air and no chance for storms until Monday night. Gotta love July!

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