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Forecast: A Bit Humid With Temps Rising To 80s; Possible Storms Tuesday

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While Sunday certainly started off wet and muggy, it ended up being a very nice afternoon. Hopefully, you got an opportunity to enjoy the warmth and humidity. Today, it’s back to work, but it's also the first full day of astronomical summer.

Of course meteorological summer started three weeks ago, and there are a few days this week that will certainly feel like summer.

First, today, while not as humid as Sunday, will still have that summertime feeling to the air. The morning isn’t very cool, and the mild air will become very warm by the afternoon. Along the coast, a sea breeze can knock readings back 5-8 degrees, but even in Boston highs should reach and exceed 80 degrees.

There isn’t really any chance of showers or thunderstorms today as most of the energy needed for this is going to remain far away from southern New England.

On Tuesday, it becomes even more humid ahead of a cold front, and this sets the stage for perhaps a severe outbreak of weather in the afternoon. I’ll have a better idea Tuesday as to the risk of severe weather, but there are some indications we could indeed see some storms.

Wednesday is one of the better days this week with warm readings and lower humidity. This dry and nice weather continues into Thursday with temperatures likely to be a couple of degrees cooler.

On Friday, the storm track may change enough to bring a chance of showers back to the area. It also looks like the change brings some cooler air as well. Extreme heat will stay out west and away from New England for a while. This is good news if you don’t like that type of summer weather.

You can follow David’s weather updates on Twitter at @growingwisdom.


Today: Partly sunny today with highs in the upper 70s at some beaches but mid 80s inland.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, and mild lows in the 60s.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, warm and humid with scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs 80-85.

Wednesday: Sunny, with a high 80 degrees.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high 75-79.

Friday: Clouds and breaks of sun, cooler with a shower. Highs 70-75.

David Epstein Twitter Meteorologist
David Epstein is WBUR's meteorologist.

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