Stick A Fork In It
Posted by Chris Lambert
The last week brought oppressive heat and humidity across the area, and at times, it felt like the air was so thick, you could cut it with a knife. Now you can take that heat wave and stick a fork in it, because it's done.
While we reached the mid 80s inland this afternoon, the coastline held in the upper 70s, including the city of Boston, which came in nearly 20 degrees cooler this afternoon, compare to Friday and Saturday's heat! 98% of the area managed to stay dry, but we did have an isolated downpour start around Waltham and roll right into the city. Isolated showers are done by the time the Sox hit the field tonight, leaving us a comfy night at Fenway with temps in the lower 70s.
A mix of sun and clouds prevail tomorrow with highs in the upper 70s coast, lower 80s inland. Much of the time is dry, however, I do expect a few pop-up afternoon showers and storms. About 20% of the area will see one, and the tendency is to be more common outside 495 than toward the coast.
More humidity and more moisture return Monday night and Tuesday, providing a round of scattered showers and storms. Rain chance is highest Tuesday, around 70%. The pattern is set for occasional batches of showers and storms to roll in here Wednesday afternoon along and ahead of a cool front as well, but the chance drops to 40% vs. Tuesday's 70%. .
Thursday and Friday feature mainly dry and cool weather, although an occasional shower is still possible. Highs only in the upper 70s!
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.