By Todd Gutner WBZ-TV

We are now one day away from the start of an extended heatwave where highs will be close to or above 90 Thursday through the middle of next week.  Of course we continue to talk about our present pattern and the ongoing soaking thunderstorm threat.  Today was much more tame than yesterday with just a few brief downpours developing region-wide.

Good news as we move into the second half of the week…while the temperatures will be going up, the storm threat will continue to go down.  Normally weather systems move from west to east across the North American continent.  But occasionally when the atmosphere gets bottled up weather systems move the other way…from east to west and that’s what is happening right now.  An area of high pressure over Bermuda is strengthening and building west.  This will shove the conduit of moisture streaming up from the Deep South and it’s associated thunderstorm zone to our northwest far enough away from us to limit the storms chances to just isolated or 10-20% each afternoon.  With fewer storms comes increasing sunshine which leads to hotter temps…expect 90+ for almost a solid week!  We are looking hazy, hot and humid conditions…the Triple H’s…for an extended period so while having fun over the holiday week, take it easy too.


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