Sunshine expected through early next week

A high pressure system gliding eastward will bring a much-needed dry and sunny day to southern New England, the National Weather Service said.

Fine weather is set to continue, as the region finally breaks out of a stormy weather pattern through early next week, in a promising start for summer, which officially begins Friday.

Today, it’ll look like summer more than feel it, with sunny skies and highs in the mid-70s. Temperatures will actually be warmer in Alaska, where highs are expected to top 90 degrees, than in Massachusetts today, the weather service said. Temperatures tonight will drop into the low 50s in Boston.

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A Bermuda High arrives Thursday, pumping tropical and humid air northward from the Gulf of Mexico. Temperatures will remain in the 70s, keeping things comfortable despite the humidity, Foley said. The high will remain parked over the region through the start of next week as temperatures climb into the 80s Friday, where they’re expected to stay through Tuesday.

Though the state is out of the woods rain-wise for the week, we’re in the midst of what is now the fourth wettest June on record, according to the weather service. As of 4 a.m., 9.47 inches of rain had fallen at Boston Logan International Airport so far this month.