Changes

Boston hit 90° for a high temp today, and maybe you’re thinking, “WAIT – didn’t you say a COLD front was moving through?!”  Well, sometimes that “cooler” air takes a while to settle in.  At least it didn’t take much time for the dewp’s to lower;  a muggy start to Monday, followed by a very dry finish!  Once again, no rainfall to speak of overnight.  That keeps BOS (the observation site out at Logan Airport) at 3.92″ of precipitation for Meteorological Summer (June-August).  It’s looking more likely that we’re going to lock down that “driest summer on record” spot.  Next chance of rain comes late Wednesday (August 31st) into Thursday (September 1st).  So, we’ll see…

With the dry air in place now, it’s time to give your A/C unit a break overnight tonight (if you have one, you lucky dog!).  Lows will be in the mid 50s- to mid 60s for our “urban heat island” of Boston; very comfortable for opening the windows to let the fresh air in as you sleep!  Tomorrow is another gorgeous, summer-like day.  Humidity stays low, and temps top out in the mid 80s for most.  Enjoy!  Though, if you’re heading to the beach – please keep in mind that there is a moderate risk for rip currents, and waves will be between 3-5′.  Only swim in guarded areas and watch out for one another.  This is because of Hurricane Gaston (Cat 2, currently) is churning up the ocean about 500 miles east of Burmuda.  Again, Gaston will NOT pose any threat to land – other than this increased surf.  

We also our watching Tropical Depression Eight and Tropical Depression Nine.  T.D. Eight is located off the coast of North Carolina, and is expected to strengthen into a tropical storm sometime tomorrow.  This will bring wind and rain to the Outer Banks of North Carolina and then make a sharp turn to the NE and head out to sea.  The good news is, we’re not expecting a direct effect from this here in New England – but that’s also the bad news, because we really need the rain.  T.D. Nine is in the Gulf of Mexico, also expected to strengthen into a tropical storm sometime later tonight.  The track of T.D. Nine will take the storm through Florida, expected to bring heavy rain and wind.  More on this in the coming days…

For us, we wait to see if we get any rain late Wednesday – early Thursday along another front sweeping through.  It could bring us an isolated storm on Wednesday, and linger with light scattered showers on Thursday (again, few and far between).  Either way, there is much cooler air behind this front and the end of the week (beginning of September) will feel much more fall-like!  Break out the Pumpkin Spice EVERYTHING!  (Too soon?!)  – Breezy