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Forecast: High Humidity Until Wed.; Possible Thunderstorms Tues.

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The humidity is going to stick around for the first two days of the work week, but by the middle of the week the air will feel a lot better, and it will remain warm. If you are on vacation this week, the one day you might have to run inside will be Tuesday. That’s the day a cold front is going to cross southern New England and put an end the humidity.

The front will be strong enough to create a line of showers and thunderstorms with it. Anytime you have a strong front pushing out a humid air mass you have to be concerned about thunderstorms. It appears this front will pass the area during the middle of the day adding to the possibility of storms.

I can’t say if the storms on Tuesday will be run of the mill thunderstorms or something stronger, but at least you are aware of the chances.

Today is going to continue humid and with more of a southwest flow of air it will turn warmer. Highs should reach 80 or better in most areas, while the coastal town remain in the upper 70s. Some sunshine will break through the clouds today, but it won’t be a bright and sunny day.

It will be near 80 for Thursday and Friday after temperatures in the lower 80s on Wednesday. We might see some more heat in the upper 80s by the end of the weekend, but not with oppressive humidity.

Today: Clouds, fog and drizzle giving way to some breaks of sunshine. Warm and muggy. Highs 77-82.

Tonight: Mainly cloudy, with a low around in the mid to upper 60s.

Tuesday: Warm and humid with clouds and some sunshine. A line of storms moving west to east in the afternoon and evening could be strong. Highs in the lower 80s.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, with a highs 81-84.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 80.

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


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