Records To Fall As Heat Builds In
Posted by Chris Lambert
60s on Friday, 70s yesterday, near 80 today, and you know what the next step is.
That's right, some towns head for 90+ Monday, and for runners, it'll be a tough one out there as the hydration and heat exhaustion battle becomes critical over the 26.2 mile journey.
In Boston, I think we fall just shy of 90, but an 88 or 89 will be enough to crush the old record of 84, set back in 2003. It won't be the hottest Marathon though, that was 94 back in 1976. In fact, Providence, RI hit 98 and many towns north of Providence, along the actual Marathon route, were in the upper 90s as well on that date.
Also tomorrow, other than a few clouds first thing in the morning, skies feature a lot of blue, so that sun will be intense. With the mid April sun, just as strong as a late August sun, if you're outside for the Marathon or Sox game or beach, water and sunscreen are two items that will be in high demand.
Rain chances this week are slim pickings too. Perhaps a late-day shower today, isolated storm tonight, and isolated storm Monday night (all three chances about 20%). A better chance of rain holds off until next weekend.