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Today's Weather: Expect Warmer Temperatures

The marine air which came in from the coastline the past couple of days is now heading back out to sea as warmer and more humid conditions take hold for today.

Yesterday, Boston only reached 71 degrees because of the strong flow off the water. Since no area reached 90 degrees yesterday, the heat wave has broken. Many inland areas north west of Boston had four days in a row of 90 degree weather.

This morning, we still find some lingering fog along the coastline but this will quickly dissipate as the sun heats up the air and temperatures warm considerably.

There's no chance of any thunderstorms today as the air is quite stable in spite of it being hot. A cold front will approach from the west tomorrow. This front will divide the very humid air from the relatively dry air.

Dew points Wednesday will reach near 70 degrees making it feel very uncomfortable. The tropical air also means that any thunderstorms and showers that do occur Wednesday could contain some heavy downpours.

On Thursday, lower humidity will be in place and with the sunshine and warm temperatures it really will be an ideal summer day. The intensity of the sun will make it seem quite hot, and there will be a light wind.

The weekend looks warm, with moderate humidity. There could be a pop-up shower, but most likely it’s just dry.

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Tuesday: Early fog and clouds at the coast, then becoming mainly sunny, hot and humid. Highs 81-93. Coolest on the 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: Back to drier air and still warm with sunshine. Highs 84-88. Cooler on the Cape.

Friday: Clouds and sun. Could see a pop-up shower. Highs near 85. Cooler on the south coast.

Saturday: Sun and clouds. Still warm with highs near 85.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs around 84.

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


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