Today marks the end of July in the record books as the third warmest July in Boston history, with a monthly average temperature of 3.5 degrees above normal.
In the year July 2022 not only marks the fifth for warmest weather, but it also ends up being the fifth – possibly fourth – driest ever, with Boston receiving just 0.62 inches of rain for the entire month (average is 3.27 inches).
High pressure will provide the region with another very warm and mostly sunny day. Approaching the area from the southwest, a few high, thin clouds obscure the sun. As it approaches the area from the southwest, winds will eventually shift further out of the southwest, creating more humid conditions to start the new work week. Highs today will be in the mid to upper 80s, with highs in the upper 80s.
Evening clouds will increase with moisture as we move into a southerly air flow. A few showers will open up the South Coast tonight and last through mid-morning Monday across the Cape and Islands, but should clear by mid to early morning. Lows in the upper 60s tonight, highs in the mid to upper 80s Monday.
A hot and humid Tuesday with clouds and sun. A weak frontal system will trigger a few showers and thunderstorms, especially in central and northern areas. After a brief respite from the heat and humidity on Wednesday, we’ll be much warmer on Thursday with temperatures pushing 100, prompting us to put an early warning stamp on Thursday.