Heat continues Sunday, greater chance for thunderstorms
From FOX 25 Meteorologist Shiri Spear:
Saturday was day number 4 of Boston's heat wave. The high peaked at 93 degrees
there. And yes, it felt hotter with the high humidity. Heat indices were around 100 degrees-even in P-town!
You'll wake up to 70s early Sunday after a quiet and muggy night.
A few chances will take place during the second half of the weekend.
Highs should still reach the lower 90s in the Boston area, Metro West
and the Merrimack Valley. Much of the Cape will see mid 80s. Expect
upper 80s in Worcester and the South Coast.
chance of rain will increase too. The mostly likely placement for
development will be north and west of Boston. There will be a 40-50%
chance in western and central Mass into southwestern NH. The Boston
area, southeastern NH and North Shore have a 30% chance of rain/storm
Sunday. That mean you need to stay alert to the
rumble of thunder.
It will likely remain dry across southeastern Mass. The Cape only has a 10% chance
of a Sunday storm, 20% on the South Shore.
the problem: downpours. With the isolated storms that do pop up Sunday
afternoon, we'll have to watch for the downpours that result in locally
heavy rain over a short amount of time. This could lead to a few spots
seeing flooded roadways and a quick rise in streams and creeks.
Widespread flooding is not expected. This would
be a highly localized problem that will remain a threat into next week
as deep tropical moisture slides into place a fuels the showers/storms.
The humidity is not coming to an end any time soon. Dew points will hover near
70 degrees, meaning oppressive conditions roll on.