Monday reached 90° in most of Southern New England. There was a land breeze for most of the day, and even the RI coast cracked 90° before a feeble sea breeze kicked in late in the day. It will be sultry Monday night, with lows in the mid to upper 70s inland, and low to mid 70s near the coast.
Tuesday looks just as hot, if not a bit hotter, with highs in the low to mid 90s inland, and near 90 at the coast. Once again, it will be partly sunny and humid. The humidity will make it feel about 5° warmer during the hottest part of the day. A Heat Advisory is in effect for part of Southern New England.
Wednesday will be hot, but it may not be quite as stifling as the first part of the week – especially near the coast. A southerly breeze will develop and that will help to keep the coast in the 80s. It will be in the low 90s inland with a blend of clouds and sun.
Thursday and Friday should be scorchers. The low temperature will not get much below 80° in the cities, and the afternoon high temperature will be in the mid 90s away from the coast. A passing thunderstorm is possible in the afternoon. High temperatures near the coast will flirt with 90 before settling back into the 80s during the afternoon as the breeze turns onshore.
If you’re looking for relief, you will have to wait until Saturday afternoon, at the earliest. An approaching cold front will trigger thunderstorms and be followed by cooler, drier weather. The timing of the front is still in question. It will move through sometime between late Saturday afternoon and midday Sunday. Right now, it looks like it will be offshore by mid-morning Sunday. The weather looks dry and pleasant early next week. Highs will be in the 80s, and lows will be in the low 60s for the first time in four weeks!