An itsy-bitsy high pressure system over southern New England will give us a few hours of somewhat dry and mild weather today. As the high slips out over the Atlantic, the wind will start blowing out of the southeast and that will bring a high of 80 degrees under a mix of sun and clouds this afternoon. Right behind the high is a really weak upper level disturbance arriving from the west that might be just strong enough to produce a scattered shower this evening.

A certain summer languor infects the weather as July rolls into August. Tonight's upper level trough will probably stall along the East Coast and cause a low pressure system to develop off the Mid-Atlantic states tomorrow. That means Tuesday will look a lot like today with a high near 80 under a mix of sun and clouds and another chance for late-afternoon or evening showers.

Repeat that scenario with minor variations and you've got the forecast for the rest of the week. Wednesday might be slightly warmer with a slightly greater chance of showers or thunderstorms. Slightly drier air moves in on Thursday and Friday followed by a slightly greater chance of rain over the weekend.