David Epstein has spent 30 years as a meteorologist. He was born in Portland, Maine, and studied meteorology at Lyndon State College in Lyndonville, Vt. He now teaches at Framingham State University and Colby College. He is also a horticulturalist and founder of GrowingWisdom.com.
There is a better than even chance Boston will reach 90 today, making for a third day in a row.
Today is going to be the most humid day of the past several days. Although the actual temperatures might be a degree or two less hot, it will feel equally hot or hotter than yesterday.
Humidity levels remain high, and there is little doubt that Boston will experience its third day consecutive day of 90-degree weather.
After a warm and sticky overnight, chances of tropical showers remain in the area. But most places should remain dry today with highs not quite reaching the 90-degree mark yet.
Afternoon showers — even thunderstorms — are possible, and because there is so much moisture in the air, any precipitation will likely fall heavy and steady for brief periods.
Today will be the hottest day of the week — perhaps even the hottest day this month — as many places reach the mid 90s. There is a chance Boston does hit 90 degrees again Tuesday, and if this occurs, it would make for an official heat wave.
A warm and dry Friday is the standout day this weekend, with some showers possible Saturday.
Typically the humidity we experienced Tuesday and Wednesday would last a bit longer, and we wouldn’t get such a significant break in it, especially in mid-July. Even Boston will see readings in the low 60s, a treat for the heart of summer.
The elusive 90-degree mark continues today as lots of clouds and a southerly wind will prevent many areas along the coast from reaching 80 degrees, let alone 90.
Today, we will see a generally dry day, but there is a slight chance of showers. There will also be sunshine and clouds blended, but with a southerly wind, temperatures are not expected to be very high.