Monday Forecast


DAYS 1-5 (AUGUST 27-31)
High pressure aloft will dominate the last several days of August, but some changes will be brought about by what goes on at the surface. It starts with 3 hot days through Wednesday with a westerly air flow, the hottest days being Tuesday and Wednesday, then a transition day Thursday as a cold front crosses the region, a little slower timing than was previously expected, so must add some showers and possible thunderstorms to the forecast as the front will have a little more chance to work with daytime heating. Still looking for a more northeasterly flow by Friday and cooler weather. Frontal boundary should be just far enough to the south for dry weather at that time. Forecast details…
TODAY: Hazy sun. More humid. Highs 84-93. Wind W 5-15 MPH.
TONIGHT: Partly cloudy. Humid. Lows 66-73. Wind SW 5-15 MPH.
TUESDAY: Hazy sun. Humid. Highs 90-97 except 80s parts of South Coast and Cape Cod. Wind SW 5-15 MPH, higher gusts.
TUESDAY NIGHT: Clear and hazy. Muggy. Lows 68-76. Wind light SW.
WEDNESDAY: Hazy sun. Humid. Highs 90-97 except 80s parts of South Coast and Cape Cod. Wind SW 5-15 MPH.
THURSDAY: Variably cloudy. Isolated to scattered showers southern NH and northern to central MA late morning through early afternoon. Scattered showers and possible thunderstorms southeastern MA, eastern CT, and RI, afternoon to early evening. Humid. Lows from the upper 60s to middle 70s. Highs in the 80s.
FRIDAY: Partly sunny. Less humid. Lows in the 60s. Highs in the 70s.

In a pattern we’ve seen a few times late this summer, Labor Day Weekend will feature surface high pressure sinking southward to the east of New England and a gradual shift of air flow from easterly to southerly as an old frontal boundary lifts back northward across the region. By Labor Day September 3 a weak front from the west will approach. There may be a few showers during the September 1-2 transition and a few showers/storms around September 3 as the front from the west moves in. September 4-5 look mild to warm with mainly dry weather.

DAYS 11-15 (SEPTEMBER 6-10)
A shot of building heat early through mid period as high pressure aloft strengthens over the region, then a shower/thunderstorm threat with a surface boundary in the region later in the period.

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76 Responses to Monday Forecast

  1. WxWatcher says:

    Thanks TK.

    Heat Advisories for all as well as Excessive Heat Watches for many in SNE posted by the NWS for Tuesday-Wednesday, with headlines also possible for Thursday. Today’s a warm one too, continuing a gradual build into the peak heat the next two days. Rising dew points will make it feel even hotter going forward; Wednesday could feature the highest heat index values of the season. Increasingly warm overnights as well; Wednesday night won’t go much below 80. Pretty brutal especially for this late in the season. Take it easy!

  2. Marjie says:

    Thanks, TK.

  3. North says:

    Thanks TK.

  4. Tom says:

    Thanks TK !

    Dp in nearby Hyannis went from 59F, last evening, to its current 71F.

    Those upcoming projected overnight lows look tough ……

  5. JpDave says:

    Good morning and thank you TK.
    Awoke to DP of 66. How high will it go?

  6. vicki says:

    Thank you, TK.

    The DP started to creep up yesterday evening. I was surprised how noticeable it was and it wasn’t even that high. Perhaps, because windows were open all day so house was feeling summery anyway.

  7. JpDave says:

    For those watching records….
    A little something interesting from the NWS.

    Record High Maximum Temperatures:


    BOS 99/1948 96/1953
    PVD 95/1948 95/1953
    BDL 99/1993 98/1953
    ORH 94/1948 93/1953

    Record High Minimum Temperatures:


    BOS 79/1948 76/1948
    PVD 75/1948 74/1948
    BDL 73/1992 73/1952
    ORH 76/1948 71/1928

  8. JimmyJames says:

    Thanks TK
    Tough for any kids who are in school Tues and Wed that don’t have AC.

  9. vicki says:

    Schools starting to cancel. This may be why BZ reached out to Lawrence. Lawrence may have already been discussing the idea. I would think a parent would apprciate the heads up. Getting back into a school schedule after a summer break is always interesting. And it will count as a full day.

  10. JimmyJames says:

    I have a feeling here in CT there will be early dismissals on Tues and Wed due to the heat. I wish these schools would just start after Labor Day in case like this year we have a late blast of heat. I know some will say we got to get in 180 days and if we start after Labor Day will go deep into June. Take away the whole week of in February and just give Presidents Day off to make it a three day weekend.

    • vicki says:

      Agree with starting after labor day although it doesn’t guarantee there will not be very hot days..

      Sutton does that in February – well, they do Monday (President’s Day) and Tuesday off.

      I’m curious as to whether there is a set number of mandatory teacher’s education days throughout the year . Also, I wonder if the schools that are scheduling early release are older schools where the heat is retained more easily.

      Frankly, JJ, I think holding to the 180 days is way outdated and needs to be cut down.

  11. JimmyJames says:

    Another reason I say start the day after Labor Day is because you will have a good stretch without any days off until Columbus Day and you get a good flow going. When you start a few days prior to Labor Day to me the flow is disrupted with having a three day weekend and you got to start all over. I know the argument to that will be we want to get as many days as we can before the snow starts flying.

  12. JimmyJames says:

    I have never heard of a four day weekend for Labor Day.

  13. Philip says:

    I believe Worcester schools start today as well. I hope that Boston never toys with the idea of starting in late August. I would be curious if schools that start early really benefit in the end.

  14. Philip says:

    Do all schools that start early have Friday off?

  15. Matt says:

    I do not understand why schools start before labor day, it use to to be that Labor day represented the end of summer for kids.

  16. JimmyJames says:

    Are there schools in MA that get Jewish holidays off? I know some districts in CT get the Jewish holidays off.

  17. JpDave says:

    6Z GFS has Boston at 97 for tomorrow and 99 for Wednesday.
    IF a high temp record is to be challenged or broken, it will be
    for Wednesday and not as likely for tomorrow.

  18. Sue says:

    Thanks TK!

    Philip – my boys go back to school on Wednesday and do not have Friday off.

  19. JpDave says:

    12Z GFS has the following 2PM temps for Boston:

    Today: 94
    Tomorrow: 97
    Wenesday: 99

  20. JimmyJames says:

    Those temps are the air temperature add in the humidity going to feel hotter than that.

  21. Joshua says:

    JJ, in the 1990s Brookline and Newton – both with large Jewish populations – Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur were given the odd term “days of low attendance.” I say odd because the schools were closed on both days. My only explanation is that because of strict separation of religion and state the schools couldn’t officially close the schools due to a religious holiday. They could only closed them based on the fact that there would be low attendance.

  22. Joshua says:

    Thank you, TK.

    The heat is on.

    I loved seeing that 384 hr. GFS snowstorm for Montana and North Dakota. Will print in color and post on my bulletin board. I’m serious. I know it won’t verify, but seeing the color blue on the model cheers me up.

  23. vicki says:

    Haha – love it, Joshua

  24. Woods Hill Weather says:

    Marjie … Got your email. Will reply this afternoon!

  25. Woods Hill Weather says:

    There will be a SAK blog posted this afternoon.

  26. Philip says:

    Regarding Jewish holidays in Boston, the schools remain open but any students who wish to take them off may do so without any marks against them. Not certain though if some kind of documentation is required showing the family actively practices the religion. Just wondering if it still has to be treated like any other excused absence like illness, etc. with a note.

  27. JimmyJames says:

    Thanks for the info with regards to the Jewish holidays in MA when it comes to schools. I was just curious since as I said earlier there are some school districts in CT that close on Jewish holidays.

  28. Joshua says:

    Now that the heat is on, and it’s already here and building, let’s shatter the records. Let’s go for triple digits. And not just a low-grade fever. No, let’s go for 104F, bordering on delirium.

  29. Matt says:

    its not that bad out, I was just out biking, am I sweaty, yes, but nice pool is waiting for me πŸ˜› Also, going to WAWA to get some new skis hopefully this week.

    • JpDave says:

      WAWA = Wachusett Mountain???

      • vicki says:

        Might mean he is sad :(

        Or as Joshua has said – delirious from the heat !

      • Matt says:

        yes, it means Wachusett mountain. I am hoping they have the Atomics that I use a few times last winter, I liked them the most.

        • JpDave says:

          Atomic? Funny you mention that. I skiied with Atomic
          for years. The skiis are still in the attic. πŸ˜€ Vintage now.

          • vicki says:

            I skied with Head and that was when you measured the appropriate size by holding your hand up and having the ski come to where your wrist bent. My dad, as you know, started with barrel slats. He maintained that the ski didn’t make the skier….the skier made the skier.

            Me? I needed all the help I could get :)

            • Matt says:

              Oh all the skis that I have used are still in the house, but are being used by different people. My heads are with my youngest brother. ( gift to him from me) My other pair went to my other brother. I grew out of that equipment. Both are still in great shape but I out grew my favorite skis. Jp. Skis are meant to last, even my racing skis lasted but, my coach would require me to change every two years. Just gotta take care of them. Vicki, I agree with your dad 100%, some the skier makes the skier. The skiers that win, the races are generally the ones who pays attention to their equipment, not how expensive the stuff is. Like oh the 2011 of this ski vs the 2003 heads that I had. Some kid decided to say Oh I am going to beat you just because of having so called better ski’s. He was in 30th. I was in 8th i believe in that race lol. I have to say safety is much better than it use to be, but the skis themselves in my opinion are no better than the stuff of the early 2000s, honestly in my opinion some have gone down hill.

  30. JpDave says:

    Another Logan 90 degree day. Real or not, it goes in the books. πŸ˜€

  31. Tom says:

    We are seeing today that the 4-5 inch deluge that hit Orleans a few weeks ago has left the beaches surrounding the kettle ponds submerged. Also, some of the paths down the hills to the ponds are a mess due to them being significantly eroded.

    Even with all that rainfall, the ponds are warm ! Have to be near 80F close to shore.

  32. JimmyJames says:

    Excessive Heat Warning now up for Boston area from 10am Tues to 9pm Wed!

  33. JpDave says:

    This is right up TK’s ally.

    Isn’t it interesting that the ONLY 2 reporting stations in NE reporting
    90 Degrees are LOGAN and LAWRENCE. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    btw, my station is as well as my car. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    • Woods Hill Weather says:

      Gee I wonder WHY? I have rested my case so many times it’s in a coma. I think we’ve seen enough proof folks. These temperature sensors are INCORRECT.

  34. Woods Hill Weather says:

    Here is the delayed blog by SAK. He managed to update it before heading to a very popular tourist attraction. I remember doing the exact same thing 3 years ago. πŸ˜‰

  35. Joshua says:

    I was in a meeting, so I couldn’t respond. But, JP Dave, I was being facetious (is that the word?) and perhaps a bit delirious when I `rooted’ for triple digits. I’m not rooting for fever-like temps.

  36. JimmyJames says:

    I hope were seeing a good amount of snoworama’s this winter.

  37. JimmyJames says:

    The snow blowers will come out at least once this upcoming winter. I don’t see a winter of 11-12.

    • Joshua says:

      The winters of 11-12 and 14-15 were truly anomalous. I expect an average winter this year without the pronounced cold period we had last year in late December and early January. But right now I’ll take anything. I long for October days in the 50s and 60s with nights in the 30s and 40s. And we’re very close to that. Old Man Summer’s got a mighty upper-cut this year, but will be reduced to jabs in a few weeks time.

  38. JpDave says:

    73 dp 69 to get started today in what appears to be a STINKER of a day.
    A true YUCKORAMA!!!!!!

    75 dp 72 at Logan.

  39. Woods Hill Weather says:

    New post!