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Quite the pattern has entrenched itself across the area for the final day of August and the start of September.
If you were thinking it was going to be cool and fall-like heading back to school this week, think again. I resume teaching this week and like many other students and educators alike, I am not looking forward to the heat.
September warmth isn’t unusual, but there is a tendency for many of to think it should somehow be cooler than this. Highs this afternoon should reach and even exceed 90 degrees for the 10th such day in Boston this summer. If you live inland, there have probably been another two to four such days depending on where your live.
High pressure continues to hang tough across the region. The deep humidity is south of New England so while it will be hot, the humidity will only be moderate, not oppressive.
This pattern will last through the Labor Day weekend, although on Tuesday and Friday sea breezes may keep the coast cooler. Even if this is the case, most areas will have temperatures above average for the first week of September.
You might notice it’s become quite dry. In addition to the heat, the lack of rainfall is putting us into drought conditions again. If you are planting new shrubs, trees or lawns this month, be sure to keep them evenly moist.
Also, if you put in new plants this year, it’s likely a good idea to give them a good drink of water this week. While you’re at it, don’t forget to keep yourself hydrated, too.
Today: Sunny, hot along with moderate humidity. Highs 85-92.
Tonight: Clear, and mild. Lows 65-72.
Tuesday: Sunny highs in the mid 80s inland and upper 70s to lower 80s at the coast.
Wednesday: Sunny and hot. Highs in the lower 90s
Thursday: Mostly sunny, highs 85-91
Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high in the mid 80s.
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