Set to Simmer
Posted by Pete Bouchard
Couldn't have been much better for the home opener at Fenway today. OK, maybe if temperatures hit the 70s and 80s, but that's a bit of a stretch for mid-April.
Or is it?
Seems there may be something to these mid-April warm-ups. Since I've come to 7News, I've seen more than one warm-up around Patriots Day. Some years it tops out in the 70s, others in the 80s. Some years it comes exactly on the day, others within a week or two. Is there some "mini temp spike" in the data?
In the words of the Magic 8 Ball: cannot predict now. More research is needed...maybe a task for a summer intern...hmmm.
What I can see is that the weekend is warming. Gradually at first, with the culminating event coming on Monday. The record high of 84 (set WAY back in 2003) is in serious jeopardy. We should easily crush that with our high of 89 or even 90 by late afternoon. For marathon runners, this is a serious matter. Running over 26 miles is a feat unto itself, running 26 miles in melt-your-sneakers heat is dangerous. I won't get preachy or pedantic, but just take it easy and "liquidate" often.
Regarding the weekend, the temps won't have you living at the beach or the pool (who'd want to with the cover still on, right), but they'll probably have you enjoying the sun and mild temps. Sunday features more clouds than Saturday, so I'm keeping the temps sub-eighty for now. If you're heading north, there may even be a few showers across Northern New England. Expect cooler temps in the 60s and LOW 70s.
Be well, be safe and enjoy the summer preview!