It's Day Two of the heatwave for many inland communities. Temperatures climbed into the 90s from Hartford all the way up the Connecticut River Valley to Lebanon, New Hampshire. Expect the heat to stick around through the 4th of July holiday. If you live along the coast, temperatures will reach the low 80s and there may be some cloudiness and fog.
Overnight thunderstorms will affect northern New England. Damaging winds are possible. That threat will continue through the remainder of the overnight.
Heat will turn wicked inland going into the week. Dew points will climb to around 70° giving us heat indices of 100° to 110°. This will like turn into a dangerous stretch for inland communities.
An isolated thunderstorm is possible any afternoon with the heat and high humidity. In this environment thunderstorms will quickly pulse up and down within an hour. The coverage of these thunderstorms will be very isolated. However, if you do see a thunderstorm Sunday or Monday, it could produce very heavy rain and gusty winds.
Temperatures do drop after Independence Day. Highs will be closer to average in the low to mid 80d. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible, but we should have nice enough weather to head to the beach once again next weekend.