Humidity and Heat Are Here to Stay - NECN

Humidity and Heat Are Here to Stay



    Muggy, Humid Air in Wake of Heat Wave

    Today: Mostly sunny, muggy. Highs in the 80s.

    Overnight Saturday: Warm and muggy. Lows in the 60s and 70s.

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, muggy. Highs in the 80s and 90s. Sunday: Mostly sunny, humid. Highs in the 80s and 90s.

    (Published Friday, June 29, 2018)

    Yesterday was the wettest day for most of New England in a couple of months.

    An unusually well organized low-pressure system for this time of year generated more than three inches of rain in localized communities in New England.

    The air remains very humid with temperatures starting near 70 degrees early Friday morning. Next up we turn the heat on.

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    With the light wind from the west and northwest, humidity may come down a little bit during the afternoon, but our Friday is partly to mostly sunny and hot with temperatures close to 90 degrees in most locations.

    A fairly weak upper-level disturbance will generate a few showers or thunderstorms scattered throughout New Hampshire and Maine during the afternoon.

    The heat turns on for real this weekend, with a high temperature of 90 to 95 tomorrow, and 95 to 100 on Sunday.

    Humidity drops a little bit for Friday night but comes back up Saturday night and Sunday.

    To our west, there have been clusters of large-scale violent thunderstorms. These kinds of storms can hold together overnight, and one or two of them may get into New England late each night through the weekend, any area that would be impacted most likely near the Canadian border.

    A more focused of a front nears later Monday, then is pretty much stationary here Tuesday and Wednesday.

    That means there is a long duration heat wave along with having to deal with afternoon thunderstorms each day, Monday through July 4, Wednesday.

    We cannot tell from this far out if there will be any cancellations of fireworks, but something we'll have to keep an eye on.

    Also, fog may start to become an issue at some of the beaches later in the weekend and next week.

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