Hot Gets A Bit Hotter
Posted by Chris Lambert
We had no problem cracking the 90 degree mark in many towns, and the theme of the day was trying to beat the heat. Being pool side or beach bound were popular ideas to cool off before the fireworks shows kick in tonight. They'll be popular places through the weekend.
Despite all the heat and humidity in place, the storm threat is low, as many of the storms have fired across northern New England. A lone storm could get as close as SW New Hampshire or outer Route 2, but even there, the chance is low. Fireworks should have no issues kicking off around 9:00PM tonight. Temps at that time will still be in the lower to middle 80s.
Tomorrow we turn it up a notch with more sun and high humidity. Instead of 92-93 being a common range like today, I expect more 95-96 degree readings popping up. Combine that with dew points near 70, and heat indices run around 102-104. That'll likely prompt a heat advisory with the precautions of drinking plenty of fluids to stay hydrated, and spending some time out of the midday sun, a couple good recommendations.
For the Cape and Islands.... each of the next several morning feature the chance of some low clouds and fog, before hazy sun breaks back out. It'll take the longest to see any hazy sun across Nantucket, where highs stay in the 70s. From the Vineyard through the Cape, low to mid 80s are common.
The heat remains through the weekend and into next week. Highs do trend down a touch early next week, but the humidity stays high. A chance of a storms runs around 30% Sunday-Tuesday, before a slightly higher chance of storms arrives Wednesday or Thursday.
Stay cool out there and have fun tonight!