Sizzle Will Fizzle
Posted by Pete Bouchard
That was a searing hot day!
At 97°, Boston was two degrees shy of tying a record!
And so far this season, we've had more than our fair share of hot days:
Where there's heat, there's thunder, right? Well, yes, although not necessarily on our doorstep. As of this typing, radar showed a cluster of storms marching through New York State.
(The red outline is a Severe T-storm Warning at the time). A mighty big group of rain and storms, no? Well, most of that will fade. It's just too far removed from the cool front (the thing that could keep these puppies going). By the time it limps into Eastern Mass. between 9 and 11pm, much of it will be in weakened, showery form.
Another chance tomorrow? Well, maybe. Best chance is across western and central Massachusetts in the afternoon. Elsewhere, we'll have to wait for the cool front to pass LATE Thursday night. That bodes well for the Pats/Jets game.
Now let me quantify the 'isolated' threat. It's pretty small. I'd peg it at 30-40% for a passing storm. Most of the storms (and/or showers) should wait until much later on Thursday night - or even very early Friday.
Speaking of, the humidity drops AND so do the temperatures by afternoon.
So it's one more sticky, warm day before the door shuts and autumn resumes....for a while. We may have just witnessed our last 90 degree day in Boston.