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The Heat is On!

By Todd Gutner WBZ-TV
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Today’s high of 95 degrees not only tied the record set back in 1976 but it was also the hottest temperature Boston has seen since last July and we still have a couple more days of this heat.

Along with the heat, this evening’s weather is highlighted by severe thunderstorms…some of the storms produced damaging wind gusts and hail stones along with a vivid lightning show and torrential downpours.  These storms will continue to weaken this evening a dissipate by midnight.  Tomorrow will likely be almost a carbon copy…highs in the middle 90s, very humid with the risk of more storms.

After another day near or slightly above 90, a  coldfront will work through Wednesday evening and change the wind direction to more south or even southeast.  This will break the heatwave.

A large trough will begin digging into the Great Lakes later this week grabbing very muggy, tropical air, from the Deep South and transport it up the Eastern Seaboard.  The result will be very muggy conditions and when you add in a little sunshine along with the cold pool of air aloft from the digging trough, soaking thunderstorms will be possible every afternoon through the weekend.  Temps should climb into the 80s but I don’t see them getting much higher with more of a southerly direction.

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