Today marks the end of July and one that will go down in the record books for being the third hottest July in Boston’s recorded history, with an average monthly temperature of around 3.5 degrees at above normal.
Not only will July 2022 be in the top five for hottest temperatures, but we’ll also find ourselves in the top five — likely fourth — for driest temperatures ever, with Boston only getting about 0.62 inches of rain for the entire month (average is 3.27 inches).
The high will give the region another very warm and mostly sunny day. A few high, thin clouds will obscure the sun later this afternoon to the south as a system approaches the area from the southwest, eventually ushering in wetter conditions to start the new week of work as winds shift more to the southwest later in the day. Highs today reach the upper mid-80s inland, mid-80s on the coast.
Overnight clouds will increase with humidity as we enter a southerly airflow. A few showers will break out along the southern coast late this evening and will persist across the Cape and the islands until mid-morning Monday, but should clear up by mid-to-late morning. Lows tonight in the upper 60s, highs Monday in the mid to upper 80s.
Hot and humid Tuesday with clouds and sunshine. A weak frontal system will trigger some showers and thunderstorms, mainly in the central and northern regions. After a brief break from the heat and humidity on Wednesday, we are getting extremely hot on Thursday with temperatures hitting 100, prompting us to stamp First Alert on Thursday.