May 18th, 1995.   That’s the latest in the year we’ve gone in the city of Boston before finally hitting 70.  While many towns have hit 70, officially in Boston, 69 is the warmest we’ve been all year long.  Despite this winter smashing records for cold and snow left and right, this is one record that WILL NOT be broken.  In fact, the trend up starts today. 

While we’re nowhere close to 70 today at the coast (52-56 at the coast), we’ll be well into the 60s inland once morning clouds and fog break for some sun.  Tomorrow 70s are a good bet inland with temps in the mid 60s to near 70 at the coast before any sea breeze kicks in.  We’ll likely fall short of 70 in Boston tomorrow, but no worries, Monday is a slam dunk for 70 in town.  In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised to see us flirt with 80 degrees!  Why so confident in warm weather, even at the coastline on Monday?  The southwest wind will be strong enough to hold back the sea breeze.  For you folks taking the day off to head down to the beach, yes, the air and sand will be warm, the UV index high, but that water is still bone aching cold, mid 40s.  If you jump in that water, you’re a lot braving than I.

I don’t foresee much rain here over the next several days.  There’s a slight risk of an afternoon shower/thunder across northern Worcester County/Southern NH tomorrow, and a few scattered showers/storms possible Tuesday for all of us, but still much of those days feature dry weather. 

Temps average near 70 degrees through much of next week, although Thursday and Friday may feature cooler weather at the coast with onshore breezes. The nights stay above freezing, so if you’re kicking off the Spring planting season this weekend, you won’t have to cover up the plants/flowers this week, although with limited rain, you may have to water them a few times.

Enjoy the weekend and the warmer weather ahead!

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