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Summerlike weather for New England

As May begins, warm weather is taking over in a big way in the Northeast. Yesterday featured near-record high temperatures around 90 °F (about 32 °C) in much of the region. Today features similar weather, as high pressure to our south continues to pump warm and increasingly humid continental air from the Southeast and Great Plains into the Ohio Valley and New England. The increased humidity and high temperatures will allow for the possibility of isolated to scattered thunderstorms today and tomorrow, some of which could include gusty winds. Temperatures will moderate somewhat Sunday into the first part of next week, with high temperatures in the 60s and 70s °F (around 20 °C). A low pressure system sliding up the East Coast Sunday and Monday could bring light showers to the region, but no significant weather impacts are expected. Elsewhere across the country, warm humid conditions have brought several rounds of severe weather to the south-central Plains, where hail and numerous tornadoes have been reported. The severe weather threat will diminish greatly after today. Further west, a late season snowfall in Colorado could slow the rapid decline of the Rockies snowpack; locally, warmth should melt the the past several days’ snowfall in the White Mountains.

Extended forecast:
Today: Partly Cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms possible in the afternoon. High around 86 °F (30 °C). Winds WSW at 10–15 mph.
Tonight: Partly Cloudy. Low around 65 °F (18 °C). Winds WSW at 5-10 mph.
Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms possible in the afternoon. High around 82 °F (30 °C). Low around 54 °F (12 °C). Winds WSW at 10–15 mph.
Saturday: Mostly Sunny. High around 75 °F (24 °C). Low around 62 °F (17 °C).
Sunday: A chance of showers. High around 66 °F (19 °C).