Currently in Boston — August 3rd, 2022

The weather, currently.

Heat advisories for Thursday and Friday

It will be warm and somewhat humid overnight with temperatures not falling much beyond 70°F. 85°F to 90°F will be common Wednesday afternoon along with plenty of sunshine. This will seem relatively comfortable compared to the weather on Thursday and Friday when reading will make it between 95°F and 100°F both days and feel over 100°F in the afternoon. There could be a few showers and storms Friday night. The warm weather continues through the weekend with highs approaching 90°F on Saturday and back into the lower 90s for Sunday. There are some signs there may be a notable break in the heat towards the middle of the month.

Dave Epstein

What you need to know, currently.

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