Following Tuesday’s warm front, it’s a mild and muggy kickoff to the day with morning temps in the 70s. That number doesn’t change much, but while a 70-80° high temp in mid-July sounds refreshing, the humidity makes it rather uncomfortable. Light south wind 5-10 mph.
There will be two batches of rain today, one messy conglomeration of light to moderate showers that meanders by from west to east this morning. Then, this afternoon, more hit-or-mess showers and thunderstorms bubble up this afternoon. Rain may be heavy at times and all should be vigilant for downpours that could produce localized flooding. Those showers and thunderstorms are brought on by a cold front sliding south.
That cold front gives us a break from the humidity and cloud cover on Thursday, mainly over northern counties. It’s warm, low to mid 80s, but not quite as a muggy north. Farther south, clouds hang tough and a few stray showers near the Massachusetts border are possible.
As advertised all week long, Friday and Saturday are best described by the word ‘sweltering’. Actual air temps reach the low 90s, but heat index values soar into the mid and upper 90s, even nearing 100°. The humidity comes back with a vengeance. It’s partly sunny with a handful of afternoon showers and storms, a few may be strong to severe.
Have a nice day! Stay dry!
-Skytracker Meteorologist Amanda Thibault