Heat Wave Extends to Day 7 for Some

Heat continues in New England today, and while some immediate coastal locales may fall just shy of 90 degrees – and Boston will ride the line at either 89 or 90 degrees, most communities extend the ongoing heat wave, today marking the seventh day in a row of 90 degree or hotter maximum temperatures.

Though the bulk of our region will be storm-free today, a few afternoon showers will pop up in Northern Maine as an energetic disturbance moves through the sky from Canada. A quiet night tonight will lend itself to a bit of patchy fog before a slow-moving cold front sags southward out of Canada on Thursday, bringing scattered showers and thunder to Northern New England during the afternoon, and perhaps a storm to the interior of Southern New England Thursday evening.

That same cold front settles farther south on Friday, focusing showers and perhaps a few thunderstorms in Southern New England, but there's still uncertainty on just how much rain the drought-parched area sees, and we're not overly excited about big rain totals - nonetheless, just opening the window to some showers is a positive step.

Regardless, showers are gone by Saturday with temperatures in the 80s, and those warm-but-not-hot high temperatures will continue into next week after a few Sunday storms. By the end of the exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day, temperatures may return to 90 degrees.

Meanwhile, much of the region is experiencing a drought. Click here to see if there are water restrictions in your town.

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