Posted by Chris Lambert
Feel the difference? It's certainly a nice change of pace after our 7-day heat wave and oppressive humidity. Over the last week, temperatures averaged close to 94 in the afternoon in Boston and around 86 in Fort Myers, FL. We also had Florida-like humidity in place with dew points in the 70s. In fairness for comparison, it has been a cool stretch in Fort Myers, as 11 days in a row failed to reach 90, quite unusual by July standards there.
So where do we go from here? First off, we need to shake off the morning showers down through Buzzards Bay and the Cape and Islands. Looks like we can do that by lunch time today. There after, it's mainly dry with a mix of clouds and sunshine this afternoon and again on Monday. Although at times, some low clouds may blot out the sun Monday thanks to our constant onshore wind. Afternoon temps today range from the upper 70s at the coast to mid 80s inland. Tomorrow, temps range from mid to upper 70s coast to lower 80s inland.
More humidity and more moisture returns Monday night and Tuesday, providing a round of scattered showers and storms. The pattern is set for occasional batches of showers and storms to roll in here mid to late week as well. I won't pin down any day as a wall to wall washout, but even an hour or two of rain can put down a lot of water as the humidity/moisture in the air returns. Temps all week hover in the upper 70s to lower 80s.
The more seasonable theme temperature-wise likely continues through the end of the month, meaning 90 degree days for July could be over. Well, you may sneak in A day near 90, but bottom line, after 12 of the first 20 July days were 90+, the pattern is certainly shifting.