Currently in Boston — August 30th, 2022

The weather, currently.

Heat and humidity for Tuesday

A Southwest flow of warm and humid air will continue across the region into the middle of the week. Temperatures tonight will slowly fall and be near 70°F by morning. It won't take much to be back into the 80s to near 90°F Tuesday afternoon and with the humidity it will feel quite uncomfortable for several hours. A cold front crosses the region late Tuesday night and early Wednesday with the chance for a light shower or a thunderstorm. Most of us will not see any rainfall however. It turns dryer later Wednesday with dew points falling down into the 50s although temperatures will still be well into the 80s. The nice weather resumes the rest of the week

Dave Epstein

What you need to know, currently.

Greenland’s melting ice sheet will raise sea levels by almost one foot by 2100, according to a study published in the Journal Nature Climate Change.

The findings show that the melting is caused by human-induced climate change. 3.3 percent of the ice sheet, which is about 110 trillion metric tons of ice, will melt no matter how quickly the world ends carbon emissions. This melting event will prompt about 10 inches of sea level rise by the end of the century.

A changing climate, due to the burning of fossil fuels, has led to glacial retreat around the world.

The study’s prediction of a minimum of 10 inches of sea level rise is more than twice as much as researchers previously predicted of the world’s second largest ice sheet.

—Aarohi Sheth