Warm weather will continue around the Boston area into the weekend.
A zone of high pressure will continue to hover around the Atlantic Seaboard keeping the atmosphere dry enough to prevent rain from developing in place or keep it from moving in from the west through Thursday.
A weak system will try to produce spotty showers around New England Friday. As a result there is the chance of a bit of rain for game one of the series at Fenway Park.
Aside from the isolated shower activity Friday, the weather pattern will be very favorable for outdoor plans and construction projects. Through Sunday, highs will generally be in the 70s with lows in the upper 50s to lower 60s.
It may not be until early next week when a cold front from the Midwest and perhaps a tropical system from the Gulf of Mexico combine forces to bring the next chance of soaking, general rain to the Boston area and much of the Atlantic Seaboard.
Until then, temperatures will continue to average above normal.
Tropical Depression Two has formed in the Atlantic and could become the next tropical storm of the season by midweek.
Severe storms will rumble through parts of the Midwest, including Chicago, early Tuesday night.
Warm and humid air in place over much of the Midwest and Northeast at midweek will contribute to the risk of drenching, gusty and locally severe thunderstorms 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.
With the recent heat fading away, more relief will greet the Northwest by midweek in the form of rain.
New Zealand (1995)
Extreme cold - a bay in Littleton Harbor froze for the first time in "living memory".
Simla, CO (1996)
4.5" diameter hail.
Mid-Atlantic Ocean (1788)
(22nd-24th) George Washington Hurricane; After causing ship disasters off SW Bermuda, the storm moved NW over Tidewater, NC and VA to pass right over George Washington's Mt. Vernon plantation. On July 24th, George Washington wrote in his diary: "About noon the wind suddenly shifted from NE to SW and blew the remaining part of the day violently from that quarter. The tide this time rose near higher than it was ever known to do, driving boats, etc. into fields, where no tide had ever been heard of before, and most, it is apprehended, having done infinite damage on their wharves at Alexandria, Norfolk, Baltimore, etc. At home all day."