So It Begins
Posted by Chris Lambert
We cracked 90 in Boston this afternoon, and many other towns and cities did as well. By looking at the set-up over the next few days, it appears that we'll likely take a run at 90+ from Monday-Wednesday. 3 days in a row makes a heat wave, and if you include today, a few towns will see 4 days in a row of 90+.
A severe thunderstorm watch is posted until 11:00PM this evening for much of Central New England, and that extends all the way to the Seacoast of NH. We've watched a plethora of storms fire over the Greens and Whites this afternoon, and also back through Upstate New York. The ones through Upstate NY I'm more interested in, since they are moving east and seem to have the potential of skirting the MA/NH border this evening. While most of us remain dry, if you live in the Merrimack Valley, or north of Route 2, west of 495, I'd keep in eye to the sky this evening. However, the highest severe weather threat remains in Central NH and Central VT. For much of Metrowest, Boston, and SE Mass, the storm threat is limited. Hazy moonlit skies rule overnight, with temps near 70 and patchy fog a possibility.
The wild card over the next few days seems to be how many thunderstorms are able to fire each afternoon. It looks like tomorrow is a bit more unstable compared to today, so I'll give it a 30% chance of picking up a storm. Should be a similar case Tuesday, and a bit higher of a chance Wednesday.
Toward the end of the week, the pattern turns somewhat more unsettled as occasional showers and thunderstorm are possible each day. Temps won't be as warm, with highs running in the upper 70s and lower 80s.