Tuesday marked the third straight day with high temperatures in the low 90s for part of inland Southern New England. Among the major climatological sites, Boston and Hartford both recorded official heat waves. It was the second consecutive day with a high temperature in the low 90s at TF Green Airport.
Wednesday looks partly cloudy with a decent chance of widespread showers and thunderstorms developing in the afternoon. It will be very warm and humid. Highs will reach the mid to upper 80s inland, and low to mid 80s near the coast. The showers and thunderstorms will signify the beginning of an unsettled stretch of weather that will last into July.
It will stay very humid Thursday and Friday, but it will not be as warm with a southerly wind, more cloud cover, and occasional showers and thunderstorms. Highs will be in the 70s to low 80s. Right now, Thursday looks like the wetter of the two days, but it will likely rain some on Friday, too. The unstable, muggy airmass has the potential to produce some very heavy downpours.
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The weekend will likely be unsettled, with occasional showers and the chance of thunderstorms. When it is not raining, which may be for several hours at a time, the temperature will be in the 70s to low 80s under partly to mostly cloudy skies. It will stay muggy and mild at night, with lows in the 60s. If the weather pattern delivers on all its potential, there could be poor drainage and low lying flooding issues by late in the weekend or early next week. Overall, there is not much change in the pattern expected through the middle of next week.
The wind will be out of the south from Thursday through the weekend, with some 25-35 mph gusts likely near the coast. This persistent wind direction will lead to high seas offshore, and rough surf at area beaches.