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Heat warning in Massachusetts until Tuesday before Beryl-related storms arrive
Heat warning in Massachusetts until Tuesday before Beryl-related storms arrive

BOSTON – Extreme heat and humidity in Massachusetts and most of southern New England has prompted a NEXT Weather Alert from the WBZ-TV Weather Team.

We have a very active week ahead of us, starting with great heat and then transitioning into a volatile and stormy pattern, partly due to the remnants of Tropical Storm Beryl.

Heat Warning Massachusetts

Temperatures will peak Monday and Tuesday, with highs between 90 and 95 degrees away from the immediate coastline. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for parts of Massachusetts until 8 p.m. Tuesday.

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The areas outside of the orange shading in the map above could very well experience the same conditions with temperatures feeling between 95 and 100 degrees. The highlighting is just to indicate the areas most at risk.

Heatwave possible, but no record heat

Our last heatwave brought temperatures around 35 degrees for several days. This week it won’t be as hot (technically speaking), with highs on Tuesday reaching just over 35 degrees. A heatwave means three consecutive days with temperatures above 32 degrees.

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However, the air will be overly humid every day throughout the weekend, making it feel warmer than the thermometer indicates.

Path of Tropical Storm Beryl

beryl made landfall on Monday morning as a Category 1 hurricane southwest of Houston, Texas. It quickly weakened to a tropical storm and will continue to weaken slowly over the coming days. Its remnants will move through the Ohio Valley and penetrate far into our northwest, into Canada, later this week.

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Just because the storm doesn’t pass directly over Massachusetts does NOT mean the Boston area won’t feel some of its aftereffects.

Next heavy rain

The energy left behind in Beryl will combine with the very humid and increasingly unstable atmosphere already present in New England, increasing the risk of several rounds of very heavy downpours and possibly severe storms.

There is a risk of intermittent very heavy rainfall (possibly leading to local flooding) every day from Wednesday through the weekend.

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It won’t rain continuously, but there is some risk every day.

Initially, on Wednesday and Thursday, the areas north and west of Boston will be hardest hit.

This boundary could later drop further south, bringing a greater storm threat to southern parts of New England through the weekend.

As always, we will provide regular updates throughout the week on WBZ-TV, WBZ.com and streaming on CBS News Boston.

By Aurora