These maps show what to expect from Monday’s thunderstorms
These maps show what to expect in southern New England.
Scorching temperatures will continue in Massachusetts on Monday, with Boston hitting a high of 97 degrees and Worcester and Springfield hitting 94 and 95 degrees, respectively. Temperatures will be slightly cooler in Cape Town and the islands, with Nantucket peaking at 88 degrees and Provincetown at 90 degrees.
Temperatures in Connecticut and Rhode Island will cool slightly from last week, but highs will still remain in the mid-90s, forecasters said. Hartford is expected to reach 96 degrees on Monday and Providence 97.
Forecasters said severe thunderstorms were possible Monday from noon to 10 p.m. in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.
According to the National Weather Service, the main threat will be damaging wind gusts, with the possibility of hail and isolated thunderstorms.
A tornado is also possible, forecasters said.
The weather service expects “storms to concentrate primarily south of Highway 2 in the afternoon, then reach the south coast by evening.”
A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for most of New England through 8 p.m. Monday. Forecasters have warned that scattered gusts of up to 65 miles per hour are likely, along with the possibility of tornadoes and hail.
The weather service advises people to watch the weather and take shelter in case of bad weather.
The heat wave is expected to break out on Tuesday and Wednesday, forecasters said in an online forum, bringing “beautiful” weather before the humidity returns on Thursday.
Tuesday will be a “beautiful day […] with plenty of sunshine and comfortable humidity,” the weather service said. The pleasant weather will continue through Wednesday, which forecasters say will be a “fantastic day for outdoor activities”.
Drier weather is expected for the rest of the week.