Thursday, June 14, 2007

The June Chill Departs...The Summer Heat is Near!

Wow, we have been under the inflence of some really chilly marine air for the past couple of days. Yesterday, at my house, the temperature never got above 57 degrees and I am a good 15 to 20 miles away from the coastline. Some places on the North Shore did not get above the lower to mid 50's for highs yesterday, which is some real cold for this time of year. Today, I hit 60 for about 45 minutes around 3PM this afternoon, but the clouds stayed thick and the temperature is now sitting in the lower 50's at this time.

Tomorrow will be another chilly one for SNE. Highs should range from the upper 50's to around 60 on the immediate coast, lower to mid 60's just inland out to Worcester and then if you travel west of Worcester towards the Berkshires, Springfield and Hartford, the temperature could nudge 70. Saturday will warm by ten degrees and then it is all in for the heat next week. We could be budging 90 on Sunday with a few afternoon thunderstorms marking the beginning of a very hot and humid airmass moving into the eastern third of the US for early next week. Some spots will push the mid 90's on Monday and I would not surprised if some places push 95-100 degrees on Tuesday, possibly extending into Wednesday, depending on the speed of the front. Either way, temperatures will likely be in the 90's for early next week with dewpoints reaching very sticky to oppressive levels, in the upper 60's to around 70, which is about as high as it gets here in the Boston area. The highest I have seen it at Boston's Logan Airport was 77 degrees and that was a sultry day in August when we usually see out dewpoints max out before the cool fall-like air arrives in mid-late September.

Its going to get hot around here and with many schools finally getting out tomorrow and early next week, you can bet that a lot of our beaches will be jam-packed come the middle of next week with the oppressive heat. Welcome to summer...we're almost there.

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