The temperature in Providence, Hartford, and Boston reached 92° on Sunday afternoon. It is likely the start of a several day heat wave that may last through the upcoming workweek. It will be mild and muggy Monday morning, with the low temperature in the low to mid 70s. Monday should be hazy, hot, and humid. The temperature away from the coast will reach the low 90s, and it will be in the 80s near the coast. The heat index may approach 100° inland. A Heat Advisory is in effect for most of Southern New England away from the coast.
It will stay sultry Monday night. Once again, the temperature will not drop below 70° in most of Southern New England. The low temperature in the big cities will be in the mid to upper 70s. Tuesday should be another scorcher, with highs in the low to mid 90s inland. It will be in the mid to upper 80s near the coast. Skies will be mostly sunny – another great day to head for the beach!
The weather will not change much in the mid to late workweek. Wednesday looks very similar to Tuesday, with more 90°+ heat inland. It’s possible Thursday and Friday will be the hottest days of the week. Highs may reach 90° at the coast, and the mid 90s inland. Showers and thunderstorms are possible by late Friday, with a better chance of rain on Saturday as a cold front slowly moves south through New England. The low temperature will continue to be in the low to mid 70s into next weekend.
The cold front should make it through Southern New England by late Saturday, bringing an end to the oppressive heat and humidity. The weather pattern that follows looks considerably cooler and drier. By that point, this July will be well ahead of the pace to become the warmest on record in the Providence area.