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Today's Weather: Getting Warmer And Warmer

It was another cool and comfortable night for sleeping, and this pattern will continue for just a couple of more days.

We can take a glass half-full or half-empty approach with the upcoming heat and dry weather. On the positive side, many restaurants have opened for outdoor dining and, without any rain in the forecast, may be able to maximize their potential. The lack of rain also means the mosquito population can be kept somewhat in check for now.

On the negative side, the heat can be tough for some of us to take. It means more watering needs to keep gardens going and lawns from turning brown. There could be water bans ahead.

Today is going to be a stunner of a day, with plenty of sunshine and readings well into the 70s. We will increase those temperatures into the 80s tomorrow, and that's where they will stay for the next several days. After that, highs will 90 degrees.

Temperatures will approach 90 degrees by Thursday over inland areas. (Courtesy TropicalTidbits)
Temperatures will approach 90 degrees by Thursday over inland areas. (Courtesy TropicalTidbits)

If there's going to be three days in a row with 90-degree weather, it's likely to occur in Southern New Hampshire and the Merrimack Valley. I think it's unlikely that Boston itself sees a heatwave, but it will be warm enough.

You can thank high pressure, which is keeping precipitation from reaching the area and will remain in control for the foreseeable future. There's a small chance of rain early next week but that's it. #Droughtcoming

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

Tuesday: Mainly sunny and pleasant. Highs near 77. Cooler on Cape Cod.

Tuesday night: A few clouds. Milder. Lows 52-59

Wednesday: Sun and clouds. Highs in the 78-83 degree range.  70s down  on the Cape

Thursday: More clouds, potential shower, somewhat muggy. Highs 84-88. Cooler on the Cape.

Friday: Clouds and sun. Highs near 90. Cooler south coast.

Saturday: Sun and clouds. Hot and humid with highs near 90.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs around 85.  May shower at night.

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


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