Boston has tied the record high temperature of 93 degrees for Sept. 9, set last year.
With the temperature still rising, it's possible the city could still break the record.
Hartford, Connecticut and Providence, Rhode Island have already broken their record high temperatures for the day.
An earlier blog post follows:
There’s no doubt that it's going to be a sticky end to the work week. With the surge of 90-degree heat possible by the afternoon in parts of Connecticut and especially around the Boston-area, let’s take a look back at some of the record-holders that are in jeopardy.
Last year, the record-highest temperature for Sept. 9 was recorded in Boston and three different locations in Connecticut! Today, highs are expected at or above 90 degrees into southern New England as winds pick up out of the west southwest ahead of a cold front.
With dewpoints in the 70s, which is a very tropical and sticky airmass, it will feel like it’s into the mid to upper 90s. As always, if you are going to be outdoors for an extended period of time today, you are taking frequent breaks and drinking plenty of fluids to rehydrate.
With the heat and humidity on the rise today, there is a threat for some thunderstorms later this evening and even into the second half of the weekend.
With the rainfall deficit increasing as the extreme drought worsens, a moderate shower along with these thunderstorms this weekend is much needed.
Many locations across New England are well below their normal rainfall for this time of year. Here’s the rainfall deficit in some of those locations:
Be sure to tune into necn this evening to see if we tied or broke the record for today and for the very latest update to your weekend forecast with the necn Early Warning Weather team.