Improving weather today, holiday weekend looks decent

    A grey start to the day, but there will likely be some sun at times as low pressure is pulling away from the area. Just a very slight chance of a shower of thunderstorm. Highs in the mid 70s along the coast, upper 70s inland. Winds are out of the northeast at about 5 mph, switching more easterly at about 10 to 15 mph later. This photo from Waretown by On the Pier Photo is very representative of this morning’s weather.

    More sunshine tomorrow, and slightly warmer temperatures, as high pressure moves in but quickly departs overnight. Saturday will be similar to Friday, with once again temperatures a few degrees warmer than Friday (topping out at around 80 along the coast, low 80s inland), as a southerly flow develops. There will be a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms Saturday evening. Sunday will feature more clouds than Saturday and a greater chance of showers and thunderstorms, but certainly not a washout. Similar on Labor Day, with a slightly higher chance of precipitation. Temperatures both days will be in the upper 70s to 80 along the coast, low 80s inland. A cold front pushes through late Monday into Tuesday, cooling it down.

    BOAT/BEACH: A breezy onshore flow and scattered clouds around will make it feel cool on the beach today, so bring a sweatshirt. The surf will increase to about three to four feet, and there is a moderate risk of rip currents, so exercise caution. Always swim near a lifeguard. Ocean swells are about two to three feet. The ocean temperature is in the low to mid 70s, and will likely rise a bit, courtesy of the onshore flow (warmer water being pushed in to the shoreline).

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