Turning Up The Heat
Posted by Chris Lambert
As of 3:45 PM, the shower and thunderstorm activity has been minimal compared to yesterday. In part, thanks to the cloud cover through much of the day which has helped limit the daytime heating. Although, now we have started to thin that cloud cover out, so we'll watch the potential for a few late-afternoon storms to form and linger into the early evening as there is still plenty of available energy for storms to feed off of. However, the "spin" to the atmosphere is not quite as high as yesterday which slightly lowers, but not eliminate the chance for rotation. The best chance to see a few storms will be the farther west and northwest you go.
Wednesday, the chance for a thunderstorm is 40%, with the higher threat outside 495 again. Closer to Boston and down through SE Mass, the chance is lower. More hazy sun breaks out between clouds and that'll warm us up into the mid 80s. Any storm that forms, dies out early in the evening.
The Fourth: Hazy, hot and humid, temps near 90 and only a 20% chance of a passing afternoon thunderstorm (best chance N & W again). Even if your town picks up a storm, it won't take up much of the day, and it'll fade out in the early evening. Most towns shouldn't have an issue with 9-10PM fireworks.
The weather that settles in on the Fourth is the pattern the establishes itself through the weekend. Each day highs near 90 with hazy sun and high humidity. Every once and a while a passing afternoon thunderstorm fires, but you may only see it in your town a couple times in the 6 day stretch. Bottom-line, much of the time is rain-free.
What about the Cape? We're looking good there from the Fourth on with temps 80-84 degrees, hazy sun and a bit of a breeze. Much better than the last few days eh?
Enjoy the week!