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Today's Weather: Showers And Storms

Yesterday was one of the hotter days we've had this summer in terms of the combination of heat and humidity. The abundant sunshine made for a nice beach day.

Today we're watching a slow-moving frontal system headed for the coastline. This will be the catalyst for showers and thunderstorms, some of which could be strong this afternoon and evening. The severe weather parameters are definitely elevated for today and the severe storm center has put our area in a higher risk for this kind of weather.

Some of the storms could be accompanied by strong damaging winds and torrential rain. The greatest risk of showers and storms will be after 3 p.m. and continue through the evening. This doesn't mean there can't be morning showers or even some thunderstorms, but those are less likely to be as strong as the ones in the afternoon.

On Tuesday, another weather system will bring a renewed chance for showers and storms in the afternoon. Along with this change in the weather will come somewhat dryer air for the middle of the week. Temperatures will fall back below 80 for at least one day.

The lack of heat in the middle of the week will not last long. A renewed surge of heat and humidity will arrive for the end of the week and the upcoming weekend. Temperatures are likely going to be back in the 90s several more times this month and there are signs that the tropical air could linger even longer.

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Monday: Warm and humid with scattered showers and storms, mainly this afternoon. Some could have heavy rain and gusty winds. Highs in the 80s.

Monday night: Muggy with scattered showers and storms. Lows in the 60s.

Tuesday: Lots of clouds, some more showers and a thunderstorm. Highs 78-82.

Tuesday night: An early shower, not as warm. Lows 62-66.

Wednesday: Clouds and sunshine. Cooler and drier, highs in the 70s.

Thursday: Clouds and sun. Highs within a few degrees of 80.

Friday: Clouds and sun. Pop up shower. Highs near 85. Cooler south coast.

Saturday: Sun and clouds, more humid. Highs in the 80s.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Hot and humid. Nearing 90.

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

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