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Round #2

By Melissa Mack, WBZ-TV
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Yesterday was ‘wicked hot’!  Boston registered at 97, and Worcester went down in the climate books at 92.  Both fell short of the record highs by one degree.

It’s the longest day of the year with sunrise at 5:07 a.m. and sunset at 8:25 p.m. – 15 hours and 18 minutes of daylight.

Check: Current Conditions | Weather Maps | Interactive Radar 

We will be seeing the sun all-day as well as feeling the effects of its hard work today.

It will be just as hot, if not a degree or two hotter.  Hazy, hot, and humid conditions will prevail as highs reach 95-100!

A weak sea breeze may develop slightly cooling the immediate coast.

We will likely break our records today, which are 95 (1949) for Boston and 91 (1953) for Worcester.

A Heat Advisory will once again take effect from 11 a.m.- 7 p.m. for nearly the entire area.   Additionally, an Air Quality Alert will take effect at 11 a.m. for the Cape, the Islands, and the South Coast.

A spot storm may override the collapsing ridge overnight tonight as some models hint at a prefrontal trough slipping through southern New England. The chance is minimal, but nonetheless, there is a slim chance.  It will be another warm and muggy night.

Friday will be partly cloudy to start with showers and storms developing ahead and along a cold front. Some of these storms have the potential to be strong to severe. The heat will be slightly less oppressive as highs reach 85-93.

The cold front will make slow eastward progress so there will still be some lingering showers and storms, especially for southeastern Massachusetts, Friday night into Saturday morning.

Then, Saturday will become partly cloudy with a spot afternoon shower/storm possible with cold air aloft, mainly north and west of Boston.

Highs will be more seasonable in the upper 70s to lower 80s. 

Sunday will be the pick day of the weekend with sunshine and drier air in place. Highs will be around 80.

Early next week shows a pattern similar to early June setting up. This upper level low appears to stick around for much of next week, which would provide diurnal showers as well as the return to cooler high temperatures.

Happy 1st full day of Summer!

One alarm clock away…

~Melissa

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