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More Heat, Scattered Storms Pass Through

If you liked Monday’s weather, you’ll like Tuesday’s, too!

Heat without the substantial humidity is in store as temperatures rise at or above 90 degrees in Central and Southern New England.

A cold front pressing south through Northern New England Tuesday morning will continue a slow trek across New England, sparking scattered showers with embedded downpours and thunder during the afternoon and evening. Though scattered showers will dot the landscape of Northern New England from time to time over, the course of the afternoon and a few storms could briefly kick up a wind gust.

For most of southern New England, the day will be dry until showers arrive in northern Massachusetts during the early evening. It will trek all the way until after midnight to clear the South Coast.

Severe thunderstorm warnings are in effect for parts of Maine and Vermont on Tuesday afternoon.

This cold front is an important player in our New England weather – both ushering in cooler air for the end of the week and capturing Tropical Storm Chris as the storm strengthens to a hurricane. The storm will pass hundreds of miles south of New England.

While our region will be spared from most direct impacts from Chris, waves on the order of three to six feet will arrive in New England late Wednesday through Thursday. It'll prompt the development of rip currents along our beaches during that time.

Otherwise, fresh and pleasant air will sweep across New England through the end the week, with warmth building anew for the weekend. It will also bring a slightly increased chance of afternoon thunder, then deeper heat and humidity settling in for the beginning to middle of next week in our exclusive Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.

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