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Published on June 22, 2024
Boston Braces for Showers and Thunderstorms; Warm, Muggy Weekend AheadSource: Unsplash/ Ryoji Iwata

Boston residents may need to shuffle their weekend plans around the weather, as forecasters predict intermittent showers and potential thunderstorms starting this afternoon. According to National Weather Service's 7-day forecast, there will be "a chance of showers, with thunderstorms also possible after 5pm" today with a cloudy sky and a high near 75 degrees. The possibility of precipitation stands at 40%, with new rainfall amounts between a quarter and half an inch possible.

Moving into the evening, the chances of showers continue mainly before 3am, accompanied by areas of fog after 10pm. As reported, the low will be around 65 with a gentle northeast wind. While on Sunday, skies turn mostly cloudy again with a slight chance of showers and temperatures shooting up near 90 degrees. Keep an eye to the sky, Sunday presents an increased chance for thunderstorms by the evening, possibly including strong gusty winds and hail as described by NBC Boston.

The start of the week doesn't promise a reprieve from the muggy and turbulent conditions. "Monday continues the stormy theme as the front finally crosses the area," with a forecast of showers and thunderstorms giving way to a following batch of cooler, less humid air. Temperatures are expected to make another climb to the upper 80s by mid-week, while thankfully, the high heat and humidity don't seem poised to return.

Despite the semi-turbulent weather, not all is bleak for those in Boston. After Monday's bout of thunderstorms, a sunnier outlook arrives with Tuesday projected to be sunny and a comfortable high near 85, winding down into a mostly clear night with a low around 68. As the week progresses, meteorologists expect mostly sunny days with occasional chances of showers, ensuring residents a break from constant overcast while keeping their umbrellas at arm's reach. For detailed weather updates and live radar feeds, reminders have been put forth on local news channels and websites, urging Bostonians to monitor the skies and stay sage amidst nature's unpredictability.