Heat cedes to the reign of rain

Thursday brought record-breaking heat to the Boston area, as temperatures of 88°F were recorded at Logan airport, topping the previous record for the day of 86°F set in 1977. Unluckily for those who enjoy the heat (and luckily for those who don’t), temperatures will be dropping this weekend as rain begins to move in. Starting on Friday afternoon, temperatures will remain relatively mild, most likely not exceeding the 50s and not going below the 40s. Clouds will move in on Saturday and chances for rain will begin that night, so make sure to bring your umbrellas while you’re out and about enjoying the CPW festivities! 

In other weather related news, Fort Lauderdale, Florida experienced what some have called a “1-in-1000 year” rain event, with over 2 feet of rainfall being reported at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Wednesday. This storm brought with it major flooding, hail, and even two EF0 tornadoes. 

In other news, the National Weather Service is predicting that El Niño conditions are likely this summer after observing rising water temperatures off the west coast of South America. An El Niño event would lead to a temporary rise in global temperatures, which has helped to increase the odds that 2023 could be the hottest year on record.

Today: Mostly sunny. Early high around 74°F (23°C) in the morning, falling to around 54°F (12°C) in the afternoon. West winds becoming east in the afternoon around 7-13 mph, gusts around 23 mph possible.
Tonight: Cloudy. Low around 47°F (8°C). East wind around 7-10 mph.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy in the day becoming cloudy at night with a small chance for precipitation at night. High around 56°F (13°C) and low around 48°F (9°C). Northeast wind around 10 mph.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a chance for showers during the day and late night. High around 55°F (13°C) and low around 49°F (9°C). Northeast winds around 10-13 mph
Monday: Mostly cloudy with showers likely in the afternoon into the night. High around 60°F (16°C) and low around 49°F (9°C). East wind becomes south into southwest as the night goes on around 9-15 mph.