Boston hit 90 degrees this afternoon setting the stage for a heat wave as we head into the 1st full week of summer! We will continue to watch for showers/storms to fire up across New England this afternoon.
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for parts of VT, NH, ME until 11PM for the potential of heavy downpours, damaging winds and hail. You can track the storms on the weather page on myfoxboston.com
Most activity will stay to the north, but a few showers/storms may dip into northern MA. The main threat would be heavy downpours. Any lingering showers will die out towards and after sunset with the loss of daytime heating.
Tonight will be mild and muggy. Temperatures will dip back only into the 60s and dew points will remain in the 60s. This will allow for patchy fog to form, especially in southern regions.
The next few days will feature more summertime heat and humidity with highs either side of 90. To have an official heat wave you need 3 or more days with 90 degree or higher readings. I'm sure by midweek many cities and towns will have hit the mark. Expect a mix of clouds and sun each day with the threat of an afternoon shower or storm. Try to beat the heat and stay indoors if you can. There are some uncertainties in the late week forecast as the pattern may change after an approaching cold front that will bring more numerous showers and storms Thursday. It currently looks like we may stay unsettled with periodic showers through the early weekend as temperatures will be near normal.
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