Here comes summer: 'Heat wave' possible early next week
Tuesday's temperatures in the 40s are long gone.
Summer is surging north and will make its presence known in New England over the next several days.
It's still June - we are very close to a cool ocean - so don't expect the heat to last from here through the rest of the summer. However, we are turning a corner and the calendar is in our favor, so warmer times are ahead.
Thursday will be a seasonably warm day with high temperatures in the 70s to around 80 degrees. The coast may be a bit cooler during the afternoon.
A nor'easter spins up offshore on Friday. The bulk of the rain will stay offshore, but an incoming front will spark numerous showers and downpours in conjunction with the system. As a result, Friday will be mostly cloudy with a chance for showers or a downpour. Temperatures will be held to the upper 60s and lower 70s in most areas.
Thereafter, it's all about the heat.
Saturday we reach 80 degrees inland, 70s along the coast. Pop-up showers or thunderstorms are possible during the afternoon.
Heat and humidity surge in for Sunday with highs nearing 90 degrees.
Monday and Tuesday could make it a heat wave with temperatures topping 90 degrees and moderate to high humidity.
It's possible some cooler air in eastern Canada or Maine comes south Tuesday or Wednesday. The extent of the heat is still a bit uncertain. However, all the signs are there for a summer surge of warmth beginning this weekend and lasting into the first few days of next week.