Extreme Heat Continues Into Another Week

Extreme Heat Continues Into Another Week

According to the National Weather Service, the heat advisory will be in effect from noon to 8 p.m. As of 1 p.m. the temperature at Logan Airport in Boston is 95 degrees and factoring in the oppressive humidity with a dew point of 72 degrees, the "real feel" temperature is a whopping 103 degrees!

Service meteorologists said "hit or miss" rain showers and thunderstorms are also expected to sweep across the Bay State on Tuesday. A few of the storms that develop tomorrow could be heavy and strong at times. While it is weakening considerably as it moves towards us, we still run the risk for afternoon and evening showers and t'storms.

It looks like we are going to stay in this pattern of seeing scattered afternoon and early evening shower and thunderstorms for Friday through the weekend as well.

High temperatures on Monday should peak in the upper 90s across the region and when you add in the humidity it will be feeling as hot as 105°+ in places.

"Once we head into next week, temps will be a little bit cooler - (we'll) still be above normal, still see highs around 90 into mid-week", he said. Some of the storms will be slow-movers bringing lots of rain to some towns while others nearby get nothing at all. Heat indices will approach 100 degrees for most inland towns yet again. Highs for the holiday are likely to reach the lower 90s.

Tonight most of our showers and storms should dissipate after 8pm. The heat is expected to stick around through the Fourth of July.

The Independence Day forecast calls for partly sunny skies and a high near 92 degrees.

The prolonged heat forecast prompted a special warning Sunday from the Maine Department of Environmental Protection's Air Quality Bureau.

Relief will continue over the weekend with sunshine on Saturday and Sunday and highs in the 80s from Friday on.

The high temperature at this time of year is usually around 85 degrees.

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