Tropical Storm Henri stole the weather spotlight this weekend, but the National Weather Service is predicting a return to a normal New England summer this week — with humidity, showers and some nicer weather.
Bay Staters will still feel Henri’s effects Monday, but the storm is expected to weaken overnight Sunday into Monday, according to National Weather Service Boston spokesperson Bill Simpson. In Monday’s early hours, residents of Western Massachusetts especially can expect periods of heavy rains at times.
“This is not widespread heavy rain, this is pockets,” Simpson said. “Under these tropical downpours, it could have 3 to 5 inches in some spots.” Henri will then curve north-northeast into New Hampshire and Maine from Monday afternoon into Tuesday, bringing rain with it but significantly weakened by then.
Bostonians on Monday can expect “a lot of cloud cover” and rain, with high temperatures of around 80 degrees.
Tuesday, Wednesday and possibly into Thursday, look out for high temperatures in the mid-to-upper 80s, with mixed sun and clouds and scattered afternoon thunderstorms. “With that humid air mass and above normal temperatures, you have a good chance of showers and thunderstorms,” Simpson said.
Although the National Weather Service team has been tied up with Henri forecasts, Simpson said it was possible that the weekend ahead could bring fair weather conditions as the warm and humid air mass clears out.