Currently in Boston — August 2nd, 2022

The weather, currently.

Heat building for the end of the week

Temperatures were actually pretty close to normal today and will fall down into the 60s overnight along with moderate humidity. On Tuesday a frontal system approaches the region with the chance for a few afternoon showers and thunderstorms. Like so many other systems this summer the bulk of the shower activity will dry up before it reaches the coastline. Temperatures will be in the 80s. Wednesday is a bit hotter with highs 85°F to 88°F. Humidity will be noticeable but not oppressive. Thursday is the hottest day of the stretch as a surge of air brings temperatures near 100°F in the afternoon. There may be a few showers and storms with less heat on Friday before a return to dry weather this weekend.

Dave Epstein

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