Rinse and Repeat
Posted by Chris Lambert
With a sunny start and morning lows only in the mid to upper 70s, we'll have no problem marking today as the fourth day of our heat wave, in the city of Boston, as temps run in the low to mid 90s and heat indices run between 100-102 degrees this afternoon.
There are a few subtle differences this weeked though. Winds today are more west instead of southwest. That'll allow for Cape temps to be a few degrees warmer (85-89), and it may also allow for a stray thunderstorm in the afternoon to get closer toward or inside the 495 belt. Any storm will be isolated. With a west wind downsloping off the higher elevations today, I could see dew points dropping into the mid 60s for a bit in the afternoon. That's slightly less humid, but hardly noticeable.
Since the heat index still runs close to 100, it can be stressful to the body and because of that, a heat advisory remains in place for many towns (aside from Worcester County, Cape/Islands and Buzzards Bay). Bottom line, stay hydrated, wear light colored clothing and take it easy in the midday sun.
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,we may fall just shy of 90 on Monday as some upper-level energy slides in and thunderstorms should have an easier time firing in the 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!