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Today's Weather: Get Ready For An Inland Heat Wave

I'm going to make a confession, which, if you follow me on social media, you'll know isn't really that much of a confession: summer is my least favorite season. This doesn't mean I don't enjoy the long days, or the fact I can be in the garden, or the harvest that comes at the end of the season.

The reason is because of the heat and humidity. And there's plenty of both on the way.

High pressure will slip into a position and allow building heat and humidity to our southwest to ride up into northern New England and then come down into southern New England over the next few days. After today's comfortable weather it will turn toasty tomorrow, with readings getting into the upper 80s. The exception for the forecast over the next week is going to be along the Cape and Islands, where it won't reach the heat levels of the inland areas.

Temperatures this afternoon will be in the 70s at the coast, but 80s inland. (Courtesy NOAA)
Temperatures this afternoon will be in the 70s at the coast, but 80s inland. (Courtesy NOAA)

If areas north and west of Boston start to hit 90 tomorrow, we could actually see a week-long heat wave. This would be quite a way to start off the summer season.

There's also no rain in the forecast. Conditions will rapidly dry out over the next several days, and those areas which are not augmenting plants with water will notice browning lawns and wilting flowers very quickly.

On the plus side, this will be good Beach weather, and water temperatures will quickly warm. So if you want to head to the beach or a lake or poo,l it will be warm enough to take a swim.

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Wednesday: Sun and clouds. Highs in the 77-83 degree range, 70s down on the Cape

Wednesday night: A few clouds. Lows 55-63

Thursday: Sunshine and hot. Highs in the upper 80s to near 90. 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.

Monday: Sun and clouds near 90.

Tuesday: Sun and clouds again near 90.

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

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