Forecast: Heat Advisory Issued Monday

A heat advisory has been issued for Monday.
A heat advisory has been issued for Monday.

On this morning we find almost the entire state under a heat advisory. Temperatures will feel at least 95 today and many spots will get near or above 100.

Actual temperatures are going to continue to run way above average over the next couple of days. So far we've had 18 mornings where the temperature hasn't gone below 70 degrees and that number looks to go up further this week. Back in 1983 there was 30 such days. It wouldn't surprise me, if this pattern continues, that we get close to that record.

The reason for all the warm weather is high pressure off the coast, which has been locked in for several weeks and isn't allowing any cooling. With the high in this position, the jet stream is stuck up in Canada and none of that refreshing air can make itself into New England.

If you're wondering when the pattern might break, I don't see any change for the next couple of weeks. However, there could be some lowering of the humidity towards the weekend, where it's just more typical rather than this extreme level of humidity.

In terms of showers this week, today looks dry for all of us. Tomorrow I do think there will be a chance for showers over inland areas in the afternoon and there's a better chance that more folks see a shower or thunderstorm on Wednesday when the humidity will be most oppressive.

You can follow my updates here and on Twitter @growingwisdom.

Note: It will be very humid again this week.

Monday: Sunny and hot. Highs 80-89 Cape and Islands. 90-98 elsewhere.

Monday Night: Very warm and clear. Lows 70-75.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny and hot. Inland storm possible. Highs 90-95. Cooler Cape/Islands.

Wednesday: Sunshine/clouds. May storm. Highs in the upper 80s to low 90s. 78-85 Cape/Islands.

Thursday: Sunshine and clouds, not as hot. Highs in the 80s. Scattered showers.

Friday: Sunshine and clouds. Warm highs in the mid-80s.

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