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Storms To Break Heat Wave

Posted by Chris Lambert

A day after hitting 99 degrees in Boston, we'll once again surpass the 90 degree mark late this morning/early this afternoon.  That'll mark the 7th day in our heat wave, and the 17th day overall the city of Boston has hit 90 this year.  Despite being consistently warm so far this July, today may indeed be the last 90 degree day this month. 

To break the heat, thunderstorms move on through this afternoon along and ahead of a cold front.  Some of these storms could be strong, if not locally severe with damaging wind gusts, and hail, a threat.  Frequent cloud to ground lightning and heavy rains are also issues we'll deal with. 

If you're heading to the beach, the golf course, Bon Jovi, or the Sox game, keep an eye to the sky this afternoon.  Try our 7weather app on your phone, you can track any warnings and storms yourself while you're out and about.  I'll also do my best tweet out storm information and radar pics this afternoon to keep you updated.  Just follow me @clamberton7.

Storms tend to fade out this evening, leaving a slowly clearing and cooling overnight.  Temps finally reach the 60s again in the suburbs by tomorrow morning, but still near 70 in Boston.

Sunday's forecast overall looks good with sun and clouds, dew points dropping into the upper 50s and highs running near 80 at the coast, and middle 80s inland.  The Cape and Islands start off with more clouds and perhaps a shower first thing in the morning, but overall, will get a dry day.

Monday's a beauty before some humidity and showers and storms roll in Tuesday.  While humidity and a rain chance returns Tuesday, the heat will not.  In fact, beyond Tuesday, the pattern hold temps in the upper 70s and lower 80s with an active pattern occasionally throwing in batches of showers and storms.  If your grass is looking like mine, the blades that are still standing will love this upcoming forecast.

Stay cool and be safe this afternoon!

Posted 07/20/13, 6:10am
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