Friday, July 24: Overnight heavy rain. Morning sunshine. High wind warning over Vineyard waters. Large 15-foot seas offshore. Strong southerly breeze keeps most of the shark tournament boats tied up in the harbor. Late afternoon turns sunny and warm. Wildflowers dot a field at Sweetened Water Farm. Late afternoon is quiet on Lagoon Pond.
Saturday, July 25: Sunny. Deep blue skies overhead. Edgartown harbor is calm, except for the strong currents. Light breeze. Sailors head out of the harbor in the late morning. A red, white and blue sail on a sunfish speeds along in Sengekontacket Pond. Swimmers jump from the Big Bridge into the swift moving current. Oak Bluffs harbor is full. The sky turns reddish pink after sunset.
Sunday, July 26: Light turnout of sunbathers at Bend in the Road Beach in Edgartown early morning. Periods of sunshine, strong southwest wind. A reefed catboat speeds along the shallow waters outside of Eel Pond. Hazy sunshine. Skies brighten in the afternoon. Dark clouds pass over Cape Cod.
Monday, July 27: Vegetable picking at Morning Glory Farm, under mostly hazy sunny skies. Tomato plants are weighed heavily with young green fruit. Periods of clouds. Bicyclists line up as they ride down the Edgartown-West Tisbury Road.
Tuesday, July 28: Hot. Temperatures are in the mid 80s. Hot on Circuit avenue. Bicyclists rest on the grass, in the shadow of the Oak Bluffs bandstand. Flowers are in full bloom. Mostly sunny. Beaches are crowded. Fog arrives up-Island mid-afternoon, while the sun shines in Vineyard Haven. Trees collect the dew from the passing ground fog. Damp afternoon. Brief period of sunshine in Chilmark at the end of the afternoon. A large field is golden and green. Raspberry plants are lush in a Chilmark backyard.
Wednesday, July 29: Light rain in the morning. Gradual clearing over Nantucket Sound. Fishing boat Skipper appears and disappears in fog. Temperature reaches the 70s. Cloudy in Edgartown. Sunny in Oak Bluffs. Skies darken in the late afternoon as a threatening cloud passes over Edgartown.
Thursday, July 30: Rain overnight. Mostly cloudy. Threat of a passing thunderstorm.