BOSTON (CBS) – It is arduous to imagine that summer season is sort of half over. Meteorologically talking, summer season consists of June, July and August and we have now formally handed the midpoint. How would you classify this summer season thus far? I feel some would say scorching and humid. . . others would say stormily. . . and others would keep in mind it due to a drought. . . and you’ll all be right.
For the primary 45 days of summer season, situations in southern New England different extensively. Whereas some areas northwest of Boston are in “average drought” and have obtained lower than an inch of water, different areas within the south have been soaked with greater than eight inches of rain throughout the identical interval.
Whereas Boston solely had a 90 diploma day and common temperatures have been barely above common, cities within the northwest have been like Bedford, Mass .; Lawrence, Mass .; and Harmony, N.H., had 10 90-degree days and common temperatures among the many two warmest in historical past.
This weekend we’re lastly discovering frequent floor – a blistering warmth wave for nearly our total space. Temperatures will rise above 90 levels on Saturday, Sunday and for a couple of days over the following week for everybody however these on the south coast (because of the south-south-west winds from the water beneath).
And because the saying goes, it is not simply the warmth, it is the humidity too. Dew factors climb again into the uncomfortable space, making it really feel even hotter.
Saturday … temperatures 90-95, dew factors 65-70, warmth index 95-100
Sunday … temperatures 93-98, dew factors close to 70, warmth index 100-105
Monday … temperatures 93-98, dew factors 70-75, warmth index 100-110
And after that there isn’t a clear and apparent aid both. The temperatures ought to stay nicely above common even after a frontal passage in a while Monday. One other 90s are prone to be later subsequent week.
In case your thoughts hasn’t been scorching and humid about this summer season, your thoughts could quickly change. We face a highly regarded finish of July in Boston and the encircling suburbs.
When the warmth indexes are close to or above 100 levels, keep in mind to remain cool, keep hydrated, and reduce on strenuous outside actions as a lot as doable.
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