Weather: Where Is Summer?By Nikki PrivÉ
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- Cool, rainy conditions in Boston earlier this week were the result of winds from the relatively cold ocean. In contrast, New York and Washington D.C. experienced temperatures near 90°F (32°C). A trough will settle in over the Great Lakes today and will keep temperatures down and maintain the possibility of showers throughout the weekend. When will summery weather return? The forecast for Boston for the next ten days calls for cooler than normal temperatures and greater than normal precipitation. The forecast for the end of the month is for near normal temperatures but above average precipitation.
Much of the eastern half of the country will share these trends, with cooler temperatures during June across the Midwest and East Coast. The northwestern states and Alaska, on the other hand, will experience warmer than normal temperatures. Although the East Coast and Southeast are anticipated to have greater than normal precipitation, Alaska and the northern Plains states are likely to have lower than average precipitation.
Today: Cloudy with chance of showers in the afternoon, high in the low 60s (16° C).
Tonight: Chilly and rainy, with fog. Lows around 50°F (10° C).
Saturday: Rain, highs in the low 60s (16° C). Rain ending overnight, lows in the mid 50s (13 °C).
Sunday: Cloudy, chance of rain, highs in the upper 60s (20 °C).
Monday: Partly cloudy, warmer, highs in the low 70s (23 °C).
Extended forecast: Cloudy, chance of showers mid-week, highs in the mid 70s (24° C), lows near 60° (16 °C).