Day 5 Should Be The End
Posted by Chris Lambert
It's been quite the stretch of beach weather huh? The timing of it couldn't have worked out better for all you folks that had vacation days over the past several days as highs in the city of Boston have hit 91, 94, 95, and 93 the last 4 days. Today will be another 90+ day in Boston as highs head into the lower 90s, marking our 5th day in this heat wave. The longest heat wave in Boston's history was in 1912, at 9 days. On 4 other occasions, we had 8-day heat waves.
If you're heading to the beach today, most of the time is dry, however a few hit and miss storms fire this afternoon, so just keep an eye to the sky. Beach temps run in the upper 80s to 90, so there will be plenty of warmth again. Water temps are now up to the 66-69 degree range, so it's been a nice turnaround there the last couple of weeks. For the golf course to the ball fields to the cookouts this afternoon, same rule applies, keep an eye to the sky for a passing storm despite most hours being dry. The lowest chance of rain is across the Cape/Islands. The overall rain chance today is 30%.
A better chance of storms arrives tomorrow afternoon (50%), as some upper level energy moves in. With more clouds and scattered storms, temps fall just shy of 90 as 88 is a common number. Lowest storm chance... you guessed it, the Cape/Islands.
A passing storm is possible Tuesday, but we'll have many dry hours too. Another higher chance of storms arrive Wednesday afternoon north and west of Boston, then again on Thursday for all of us.
By Friday and Saturday, we're back to the upper 70s and lower 80s with just a few scattered showers in the mix.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!