Here we go again… another day of sultry air, temperatures in the 90s and the threat of late day thunderstorms. Much like yesterday, the temperatures are warming quickly….already hitting 80 at 9am with the heat index in the low 80s. We’ll climb into the low 90s for highs inland, and low 80s at the beaches. The heat index will be about 5° higher than the air temperature.
It doesn’t take much in the high heat and humidity to spark another round of thunderstorms, and they are in the forecast for today. In fact, NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center has much of southern New England under a slight risk for severe storms later this afternoon.
The biggest threat with any storms developing today will be for torrential rain, strong, damaging wind gusts–40-50mph , hail and lightning.
And get used to this forecast…. while the temperatures won’t be quite as hot as the week goes on, the air will be very muggy, and the weather pattern will be stagnant, with the risk of showers and thunderstorms each of the next 7 days. In fact, I don’t see any major changes in the weather pattern (warm, humid, showers and thunderstorms) right through the 4th of July. Because the air is so “juicy” (ie: very moist) any t’showers that develop will have the potential to drop heavy rain. It looks like our lawns will be staying lush over the next week or two.