Posted by Jeremy Reiner
Our August temps have been running slightly below normal and many of you have been fine with that. Not all of you though---haha--and for that I say...your heat is coming back.
Not today though as we have a fair amount of clouds in the sky...ala Sunday. I don;t think we'll see a cloudy sky as often as we did yesterday ( and certainly no rain out of that sky today) but at times a filtered sun appears most likely. Despite the clouds around, it's still a decent day for a Monday with low humidity & seasonal temps--many cities & towns reaching the lower 80s.
tomorrow offers another blend of clouds & sun..perhaps the scales tilting in the favor of the sunshine. This increase in sunshine will allow temps to climb a little higher with many cities & towns into the mid & upper 80s. In terms of humidity, that stays in check so it will be a dry heat if you will. By Wednesday it's even hotter under a mostly sunny sky as the mercury flirts with 90---our hottest day of the month--21 days in. Still a dry heat though.
Thursday will be a hot and humid day with temps reaching 90 and dewpoint temps (a way of measuring moisture in the air) into the 60s. That will be an uncomfortable day for many---also a great beach day. A few showers & t-storms are possible by evening as a cool front rams into the steam heat. that front will prevent a heat wave here in southern New England. Temps on Friday back down to normal levels...low 80s with lowering humidity.
Final note.....22 years ago today, Hurricane Bob made landfall in New England---our last landfalling hurricane---as a Cat 2 storm weak peak wind gusts near 125mph, 15 foot storm surge and 3-7" of rain.