For some of Southern New England, today will be the hottest feeling and most humid day so far this year, with actual high temperatures in the lower to middle 90s, and heat index, or “feels like” temperatures 95 to 100 degrees!
Be sure to stay hydrated and take breaks in any exertion today. Some air pollution also has pushed air quality low enough to be unhealthy for those with respiratory ailments, so an Air Quality Alert has been issued for Eastern and Southern New England until 11 PM.
After a few morning showers north, our next chance of showers and storms comes either side of the Massachusetts Turnpike points south – and in the North Country – late day and evening.
Given so much humidity and heat, a few storms may become locally damaging, so be sure to seek shelter if storms threaten.
Some Northern New England storms will dive south and linger into the first part of the overnight tonight, but most storms will dwindle.
Saturday brings more humidity with periodic thunder north and a chance of evening thunder south.
Sunday looks storm-free and a few degrees cooler, and the remainder of the exclusive NECN Early Warning Weather 10-day – all the way through next weekend – shows rather classic summertime weather.