Visible satellite imagery from June 20, 2013 showing clear and pleasant weather across the Northeast US.

Pleasant weather through the weekend

High pressure, settled in over the Northeast United States, is providing pleasant weather with little clouds and near-average temperatures. Lowered humidity and a lack of rain chances has the weather feeling extra-special, after a week or two of unsettled weather which featured chances of showers and storms each day. Over the next few days, a slow warming trend is expected as a ridge builds into the area aloft. This will bring warmer air into the Northeast US from the west-southwest with time, bringing high temperatures into the 80’s by this weekend.

Early next week, the forecast looks to take a bit of a summery turn with increased heat and humidity as well as chances for organized storms. That’s still fairly far into the forecast, however, so for now try to enjoy the benign and pleasant weather which is in the forecast through this weekend!

Rest of Today (Thursday): Sunny, with highs near 80. South winds around 5 to 10 miles per hour. A gem of a day.

Tonight: Clear and a bit cool, with lows in the upper 50’s to near 60. Cooler inland away from the city. Southwest winds around 10 miles per hour.

Friday: Sunny, with highs near 80. South winds from 5 to 10 miles per hour. Another gem. Summer solstice (official beginning of summer) occurs just after 1am — also the longest day of the year!