BOSTON A few showers will mostly be over by the end of the morning commute today. These shower mark the leading edge of more humid air. Yesterday was quite warm, but with very dry air over the region it felt great. Today is a different story.
As skies clear, the powerful June sunshine, quickly approaching its strongest day of the year, will boost temperatures well into the 80s. You’ll definitely notice the humidity this afternoon and for several hours it will be better to be at the beach than in the office.
Overnight and again later tomorrow there is the chance of a quick shower or thunderstorm. These storms will be widely scattered, but if you get one it could contain some heavy downpours and even the possibility of hail. Between any storms tomorrow we can expect to see quite a bit of sunshine and hot and humid conditions. Boston hasn’t hit 90 this year but could tomorrow. Inland areas just away from the coast, including places like Brookline, Lynnfield and Dedham will almost certainly reach the 90 mark.
During tomorrow a cold front will push through in the afternoon. This is the reason for the increased chance of storms. These storms won’t last too long but could be strong. Once the front pushes east the humidity will drop and then it’s back to warm and dry air for the rest of the week and into the weekend.
Highs at the end of the week will be in the 70s to near 80, and you won’t feel the moisture in the air. The summer solstice is Saturday and this brings the longest day of the year. While it’s also the start of meteorological summer, it begins the slow decline in light.
Tuesday: Showers end early and then partly sunny and warm. Turning more humid this afternoon with highs in the 80s.
Tuesday night: Warmer and muggy. A late-night or early-morning shower and storm is possible. Lows in the 60s.
Wednesday: Hot and humid. Any early showers end, leaving partly sunny skies. Another batch of storms possible in the afternoon with highs near 90. Cooler at the coast/Cape Cod.
Thursday: Mostly sunny and drier with highs of 77 to 83.
Friday: Sunny and very comfortable with highs of 75 to 80.
Saturday: Mostly sunny with highs in the mid 70s.
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