Felt some heat today, but it was pretty coy. First half of the day was owned by the clouds and balmy breezes. Then the sun broke through…and we were off to the races.

More than made up for the lost time. Many towns and cities came close to 90, but none saw record heat. Boston’s record for the day was 97.

Fat chance we’ll see anything close to that in the coming days, but it’s not like it’s going to be cool. Highs will hover in the upper 80s as we anxiously await a chance for a storm…or a shower…or any precious drops of rain. Heck, at this point, even a glancing shot of showers would be nice.

Hurry up and wait for the “thunder threat” tomorrow. I expect a few storms to fire in Western Mass, only to have them run out of gas and fizzle around Greater Worcester. It’s always possible one or two may roam inside I-495, but I’m holding out hope for that to happen on Thursday.

At that time a stronger front should be enough to produce some storms (not promising direct hits for everyone) throughout Eastern Mass. Keep an eye to the sky anytime after noon for these storms. They’ll be approaching from the west, feeding off the heat and humidity of the day.

Behind this front, we’ll see a bit cooler air and lower humidity, but it will be short-lived. The weekend sees the heat surge back, with another chance at storms on Sunday.

Ideally, we’d like a good, soaking rain, but beggars can’t be choosers here. Water is water…in any form.


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