Finally — a comfortable (and less humid) summer day

Tiny Yu stretched in the Public Garden in Boston last summer.
Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff
Tiny Yu stretched in the Public Garden in Boston last summer.

We’re finally getting a reprieve from muggy weather.

The National Weather Service said Friday will be sunny and warm but less humid, with dewpoints in the 60s and temperatures reaching the mid- to upper-80s in the Boston area.

“A much more comfortable summer afternoon compared to what we have experienced over the last week,” forecasters said.


But there’s plenty of rain in the forecast for Friday night and the rest of the weekend.

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“While this entire period will not be a washout...expect times of showers and isolated thunderstorms,” forecasters said.

Forecasters said a few showers and isolated thunderstorms are possible Friday afternoon, and there will be a risk for localized flash flooding very late Friday night into Saturday. The weather service issued a hazardous weather outlook for northern Connecticut, Rhode Island, and all of Massachusetts east of Berkshire County that will remain in effect until Friday night. The areas at the most risk for heavy rain and flash flooding will be west of the Boston to Providence corridor, the weather service said.

Saturday and Sunday will be cloudy and cooler, with patchy fog in the morning and a chance of showers and thunderstorms, and highs in the 70s. Forecasters expect the dewpoints to rise into early next week, so it will start to feel more humid.

Monday will be mostly cloudy with patchy fog and a chance of showers, with highs in the upper 70s. Expect more of the same on Tuesday, but it will be slightly warmer, with highs reaching the lower 80s, and more humid, with dewpoints in the 70s, forecasters said.

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