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Sunshine for Most Areas as Muggy, Uncomfortable Air Takes Over

After a foggy start to our day, most of that fog has dissipated inland while clouds linger along the coast.

The sunshine will allow areas along and west of the Connecticut River to rise into the mid-80s and close to 90 degrees Wednesday afternoon. Along the coast, however, from Maine to Cape Cod, highs will be in the low 60s to 70s.

The wind is light and variable with an onshore component Wednesday afternoon, hence temperatures being cooler near the water. Muggy and uncomfortable air will be part of our day as well.

There is a weak disturbance west of New England that will trigger the chance for afternoon and evening isolated storms, mainly in Northern Champlain Valley and Berkshires. Those showers could produce gusty winds with small hail, some storms could survive as they move east and dissipate by sunset.

Wednesday night, patchy fog develops with lows in the 50s and 60s. That fog will burn off Thursday morning, then partly to mostly sunny conditions will prevail. Highs will make it into the 80s over much of the region for the exception of coastal towns where temperatures will be in the 70s once again.

There’s a chance for an afternoon shower or thunderstorm over northern New England. The next disturbance gets close to us Friday, with a slight chance for a pop-up shower towards the Champlain Valle. Meanwhile, most of us experience a sunny and very warm day with highs rising close to 90 degrees.

This may be the first 90-degree day of the year for many cities, including Boston.

Rain and storms will arrive Friday night and the weekend stays unsettled with a chance for scattered showers and storms both days. We will continue to watch the forecast closely Saturday night into Sunday, because there is a potential for strong to severe thunderstorms.

The first couple of days in July look quiet with high pressure in control, though a more typical summer pattern is expected on Independence Day with our 10-day forecast showing an isolated chance of afternoon showers and storms with highs in the 80s.

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