Posted by Chris Lambert
We'll label today "transition day" as showers and clouds held temps down, but didn't hold back the humidity as dew points rose from the mid 50s, back to near 70. Those showers and clouds were associated with a warm front that'll usher it the heat for Wednesday. We'll also continue to see the high levels of humidity the next couple of days.
With a southwest wind Wednesday, patchy low clouds and fog burn off, and temps soar into the lower to middle 90s for most. The coolest locations are found through Buzzards Bay and the Cape and the Islands with highs there closer to 80. Isolated storms in the afternoon are confined to northwest Worcester County and Southwest New Hampshire as the beaches remain dry. The forecasted high of 93 in Boston is well shy of the record high of 99 for September 11th, and 89 in Worcester falls short of the record of 91 there as well. Both those records were established in the relentless summer of 1983.
Thursday is still warm and humid with mid to upper 80s, however, it looks like many of us deal with scattered showers and storms late-day and through the overnight hours. Some of these storms could be strong, and with so much water vapor in place, locally heavy rain will also be an issue with any storm. Especially over western, central and northern New England. These storms are in and out, including at Gillette, so if you're heading to the Pats vs. Jets, keep that in mind. It'll remain warm and muggy for the game too.
Friday, downpours extend through the morning hours, but we should see improvements by mid afternoon. That's set's us up for another nice weekend with a Fall feel to the air. 60s on Saturday, 70s on Sunday.