Down, But Not Out
Posted by Pete Bouchard
How nice was it today? Let's just put it this way: few days in summer can even measure up. Highs towered above 80 in many spots - this time excluding Greater Worcester. Reason being? The west/northwest wind. As it sweeps east from Worcester, it compresses and warms, boosting the afternoon temperatures along the coast - and even out through Cape Cod. Who made the '85 club'?
In the short term, the heat is down, but not out. I'm seeing a return to some milder temperatures by Thursday - and even into part of the weekend. But it's not the heat that has everyone by the tail. It's the drought, which continues to deepen by the day.
Sure, the good news is all about rain (just when you don't want it - on the weekend), but that's a few days away. And the fire danger will remain high until those drops fall. This juicy storm that will crawl up the Eastern Seaboard holds a lot of promise, but I'm not going to label it a drought buster. It's a long road back, and one storm won't do it. Not that I'm snubbing it - like Axl did to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - I just don't want you to think it's a panacea.