The door will finally open for noticeably warmer air to surge into the Boston area on Monday.
While milder air poured across most of the Northeast to close out the weekend, air flowing in from the chilly Atlantic Ocean held temperatures to the 60s in Boston on Sunday.
Winds will flip around to the southwest for Monday, ushering in warmer air and boosting temperatures to the lower 80s. Humidity will remain comfortably low.
While some clouds will filter overhead at times, enough of the strong sun will shine through that those spending part of the day outdoors should remember to apply sunscreen and wear sunglasses.
Great weather is in store for Monday evening for those planning to take a stroll around the city or have dinner on the porch or patio.
Another warm and somewhat more humid day is shaping up for Tuesday. Clouds will increase, but dry weather should hold in the city. A couple of showers, however, are expected to reach the western suburbs in the afternoon.
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Thunderstorms capable of producing gusty winds and flooding downpours will remain well to the west of Boston, toward Albany and New York City.
Wednesday is when a shower or thunderstorm will return to Boston.
In an effort to cut down the time it takes to scan storms in order to alert the public of tornadoes and severe storms, the National Weather Service made small but potentially life-saving adjustments to their radar operations.
Tropical Depression Two has formed in the Atlantic and could become the next tropical storm of the season by midweek.
More thunderstorms are in order for the Atlanta area as temperatures remain in the upper 80s.
Steamy air will return to the interior Northeast to the Ohio Valley this week, setting the stage for severe storms on Wednesday.
After temperatures briefly climb to typical midsummer levels, another cooldown will roll into the Midwest and expand to the East for the last part of July.
Severe storms will fire up Tuesday afternoon and evening, threatening outdoor activities and travel for many.
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