The Heat Holds
Posted by Chris Lambert
Another summah sizzlah out there with temps running in the low to mid 90s and heat indices running between 100-103 degrees this afternoon.
It wasn't hard warming up today, after all, Boston's low temp early this morning was 79 degrees! With plenty of blazing sunshine, the pools and the beaches were once again the place to be. Either that, a nice air conditioned building.
A heat advisory remains in place for many towns (aside from Worcester County, Cape/Islands and Buzzards Bay) and will be in place again for tomorrow afternoon.
A somewhat similar pattern continues through the weekend, aside from a few subtle differences. Winds tomorrow turn west instead of southwest. That'll allow for Cape temps to be a few degrees warming, and it may also allow for a stray thunderstorm in the afternoon to get closer toward the 495 belt. Any storm will be isolated and short-lived. Highs reach the low to mid 90s for many. Even the Cape will soar to the 85-90 range. With a west wind downsloping off the higher elevations tomorrow, I could see dew points dropping into the mid 60s for a bit in the afternoon. That's slightly less humid, but hardly noticeable.
Sunday is close to the same with highs just a couple degrees cooler and a slightly higher chance for a passing afternoon storm.
Early next week, I still have temperatures near 90 on Monday and Tuesday, but if Monday falls short of it, I wouldn't be surprised. As some upper-level energy slides in, thunderstorms should have an easier time firing Monday afternoon, producing locally heavy rain. By that time, a lot of lawns will be thanking Mother Nature for that water.
Next week remains warm and humid, lots of 80s, and the occasional batches of storms work through.
Stay cool this weekend!