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Yesterday was an interesting weather day with temperatures along the coastline staying just under 90. Since Boston didn't reach 90 degrees, it's highly unlikely there will be a heat wave. But inland areas have already seen four days in a row at 90 degrees.
It's worth looking back at the satellite loop from yesterday, when a sea breeze pushed inland and created a line of showers and thunderstorms right along Route 128. These thunderstorms produced over an inch of rain in some places, but the bulk of the region is still in near drought conditions.
An easterly wind today will prevent Logan airport and the immediate coastline from becoming too hot. As you move inland, heat and humidity will build throughout the day. Later in the afternoon, there could be additional showers and thunderstorms over the Route 495 belt.
The heat and humidity will continue into the middle of the week. It won't be until a cold front crosses the area sometime on Wednesday night or Thursday that dryer –and somewhat cooler – air works its way into the region.
Temperatures late this week and over the weekend will continue to be above average, but not as hot as this weekend. There may be some additional rain by Sunday that could be more widespread. But since it's still six days away, it's too soon to tell.
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Monday: Early clouds and fog along the coast, then sun and clouds with a chance of thunderstorms. Highs 70-80 on the coast; 78-86 inland.
Monday night: Warm and muggy. Lows 65-70
Tuesday: Mainly sunny, hot and humid. Highs 81-93. Coolest coast
Tuesday night: An overnight shower or storm. Otherwise warm and muggy. Lows within few degrees of 70
Wednesday: Sun and clouds, humid. Afternoon storms. Highs from 78-83 on Cape Cod, 85-92 inland.
Thursday: More clouds, potential shower, less humid. Highs 84-88. Cooler Cape
Friday: Clouds and sun. Highs near 90. Cooler south coast
Saturday: Sun and clouds. Still warm with highs near 85
Sunday: Partly cloudy, may shower. Highs around 86
This article was originally published on June 22, 2020.
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