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Yesterday was the hottest and muggiest day of the summer in much of the Boston area and it happened after Labor Day when teachers and students are in school! Whew! The temperature reached 93 degrees at 12:57 pm in Boston!
It became very sticky yesterday and that oppressive to high humidity will be locked in here through tomorrow. With a weakening frontal boundary across southern New England today, it could provide a boundary or focus axis for a few more spotty showers and storms this afternoon.
We are not done with the heat this summer. Despite the conclusion of meteorological summer this Sunday, August 31, there is a shot that the temperature could make a run for 90 degrees again.
In the short-term, each succeeding day through this Wednesday will be warmer. Expect highs at or slightly over 80 today, middle 80s tomorrow, upper 80s on Tuesday and that 90 on Wednesday.
Over the weekend, the sky will feature varying amounts of clouds and sunshine. Sunshine should be prevalent much of the time tomorrow and breaking out during Sunday after morning showers depart.
Full moons in the summer are extra special since we can enjoy them outside in comfortably warm air. So we are indeed lucky to have clear nights with little haze this weekend.
It looks like the gloomy weather will continue today as another weak wave of low pressure transits up the coast. It will produce some more light showers and sprinkles but a spell of moderate to heavy rain is not anticipated at this time.
Additional rounds of showers and boomers will soak various locations today. Some of the heaviest rain should materialize during portions of the commute this morning with scattered activity lingering into the afternoon as a rather potent low pressure system migrates from NY into New England.
July 20-25, on average, is the hottest stretch of the year in New England so today will be another atypical July day with highs only slightly over 70 at the beaches to the upper 70s northwest of Boston.