After a day of severe thundershowers in western Massachusetts, Sunday is looking like a good day across the state.
Winds reached 50-60 miles-per-hour in the area during the day on Saturday. National Weather Service meteorologist Matt Doody said.
Trees were reported down in Rowe, where some of the most severe weather was expected.
The eastern part of the state dodged most of the storms, but the dew point climbed up around 70 degrees, which Doody described as “uncomfortable.” Temperatures in Boston hit the high 70s.
Saturday evening’s cold front is expected to chase away the humidity and bring the temperature down. In the Boston area, the overnight low is forecast at around 60 degrees, and outlying suburbs should dip into the mid-50s, Buttrick said.
“It’ll be cooler tonight, because as the cold front moves through … it’ll bring a noticeable change in air mass,” Buttrick said. “So we’ll have slightly cooler temperatures, but also a lower dew point.”
Sunday is expected to near a sunny 80 degrees, Buttrick said,and“a noticeably different air mass” should bring dry weather that feels cool.
That may be reversed on Monday, though.
With a low-pressure area sweeping across southern New England, “widespread showers” are likely to make the day feel heavy and humid again. Showers are expected to begin around noon in the Boston area and continue into the early morning hours of Tuesday.
Tuesday is expected to bring more change.
“For highs on Monday, we’re looking at low- to mid-70s in Boston, and then after that, through Tuesday and the rest of the work week, we’re looking at a drying trend,” Buttrick said.
Low humidity and highs in the mid- to upper 70s will likely define the week.
For early August, Buttrick said, that’s “actually slightly lower than normal.” Highs in the Boston area typically hover around 81 degrees, he said.Rowan Walrath can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow her on Twitter @rowanwalrath.