Afternoon Storms Bring Break in Heat and Humidity

A powerful cold front is fueling thunderstorms across the region

What to Know

  • Today (Thursday): Hot and very humid, scattered afternoon and evening thunder. Highs in the 90s, heat index around 100°.
  • Overnight Thursday Night: Chance shower, less humid. Lows in the 60s.
  • Friday: Stubborn clouds, limited sun, much cooler. Highs in the 70s.

After reaching a record high of 95 on Thursday in Boston, the heat and humidity is breaking. That break in the heat comes with downpours and storms as a cold front slides through New England.

Storms will continue to rumble through the area into Thursday evening as humidity slowly drops from north to south.

The real appreciable drop in humidity will hold off until nightfall, when lows sink into the 40s and 50s in northern New England and the 60s in southern New England. Clouds will hold tough in southern New England, keeping it a bit milder there.

Friday will be similar. Expect lots of sun far north, with mostly cloudy skies and even a spot shower in southern New England. A wind off the water will keep our highs in the 70s.

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This weekend is even cooler thanks to the continued onshore wind. Highs will only be in the 60s to near 70! It will certainly feel like fall for the Patriots season opener on Sunday!

Monday is still cool, as well, with some rain spreading into the area, before temperatures warm back up closer to 80 for the rest of next week.

All the while, we continue to watch Hurricane Florence in the Atlantic. It is now a threat to land into early next week, but by then, it will approach Bermuda.

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