Humidity and temps on rise, but cooler days and nights beckon

A Bermuda high pressure system will amplify humidity levels today and help push temperatures above normal for this time of year. But even with the increased humidity, conditions in Massachusetts will remain pleasant with no sign of precipitation as temperatures hit the upper 80s, the National Weather Service said.

“Dew points will be in the 60s today, so not as humid as earlier in the summer,” Rebecca Gould, a weather service meteorologist said today.

A light westerly wind will develop along the coast moderating temperatures a few degrees for coastal communities. Conditions will remain mostly clear into the night, and temperatures will drop into the 60s, according to the weather service.

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Conditions won’t change drastically Wednesday as sunny skies continue and temperatures approach 90 degrees. Clouds will thicken late in the day, but showers are unlikely.

Thursday will begin mostly sunny, as temperatures again reach 90 degrees. Humidity levels will remain high, but not oppressive. A cold front will push across the state late Thursday, bringing a chance of showers and thunderstorms after 9 p.m., according to the weather service.

Temperatures will drop into the 60s overnight.

“Showers are going to be pretty scattered,” Gould said. “It may be dry enough that it doesn’t rain in most places.”

Friday will begin cloudy, and humidity levels will diminish.

Temperatures will cool into the 70s, and stay cooler than normal into the weekend.

This weekend will be mostly sunny, and temperatures will remain cool for August in New England. A few scattered showers are possible over the weekend, but conditions should remain mostly cool and pleasant, according to the weather service.