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More cloudy weather to end the week

Following the low pressure system and rain earlier this week, a new low pressure system is poised to develop and move off the Mid-Atlantic coast and south of Long Island on Saturday. Prior to its formation, slight chances for showers and thunderstorms will persist locally Thursday and Friday, but no large-scale or particularly organized activity is expected. On Saturday, as the low pressure system tracks south of New England, cloudy skies, cooler temperature, and breezy conditions can be expected, along with possible rain. In the wake of the system, sunny and dry conditions will return, along with near average temperatures. Looking forward at the remainder of the summer, it does not appear that Boston will repeat last summer’s record warmth; temperatures should remain near average to slightly above average with rainfall near average as well. Much of the rest of the nation should expect similarly tranquil weather to that Boston will experience over the next several weeks — attention will turn to the tropics as hurricane season heats up, although no storms are expected to form in the immediate future.