May 23, 2021 by Meteorologist, Michael Page
Expect significant swings in temperatures this week, as we approach the unofficial start of summer this upcoming weekend.
Here's a more detailed look at what you can anticipate.
Big Ups and Downs to Start the Week
After flirting with 90 degrees this past weekend, cooler air will flow into Southern New England on Monday. Daytime temperatures will only be in the 60s, with partly cloudy skies.
That cooler feel will last into Tuesday morning, when we start in the 50s. By Tuesday afternoon though we're warming into the 70s.
High pressure will be gliding to our east on Wednesday, which means the wind turns out of the southwest. That's a very warm direction for us this time of year, so our daytime temperatures will surge back into the 80s to near 90 degrees.
More Unsettled Late Week
A front will come through late Wednesday into Thursday, bringing with it the risk of some showers or storms.
That will also squash the big heat of mid-week, so by Thursday temperatures will settle back closer to 80.
Friday will be in the 60s to near 70, courtesy of an onshore wind, and it will likely be a mostly cloudy day. Much of the day should end up being dry, but there may be a spot shower here or there.
Memorial Day Weekend
Although the holiday weekend marks the unofficial start to summer, there are no signs of significant summer-like warmth at this time.
For now it looks like temperatures will be in the 60s and low 70s, since we'll still be battling a cooling seabreeze.
There are also likely to be some showers, although the exact timing still needs to be ironed out.