Monday 6.28.21

Good morning!

With mostly sunny skies, expect a high around 98 today, with a southwest wind of 5-10 mph, gusting up to 25 mph at times. With very high temperatures approaching 100 and very humid conditions with dew points over 70, heat index values will break the 100-degree line, with values up to 103 expected each of the next three days; please make sure to stay hydrated and cool, and know the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The handy graphic below from the National Weather Service has some very valuable information. (Speaking of the National Weather Service, there is – unsurprisingly – a heat advisory in effect for today, tomorrow, and Wednesday.)

Heat Stroke Visual

Tonight will be mostly clear, with a low around 76, and a southwest wind around 5 mph. Tuesday will be mostly sunny and 98, with heat index values up to 103, and a west wind around 5 mph. Tuesday night will be partly cloudy and 73, with a slight chance of a thunderstorm early, and a light west wind. Note that there is an incredibly small chance of an isolated and brief shower or storm developing Tuesday afternoon; the chance is so low that it’s not worth putting on the graphic.

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Wednesday will be mostly sunny and 97, with heat index values up to 103. Like Tuesday afternoon, there is a very remote chance of a quick shower or storm Wednesday afternoon, but it was much too low to warrant a mention on the graphic. There is a considerably higher chance of showers and thunderstorms Wednesday night, though; expect mostly cloudy skies with a low around 71.

Thursday will be mostly cloudy and 84, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms throughout the day. Expect a continuing chance of showers and storms Thursday night, with a low around 65 and mostly cloudy skies. Friday will be mostly cloudy and 71, with a chance of showers.

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Have a great day and stay cool!

Published by Nathan Coram

Hello! I'm Nathan Coram, a 20 year old meteorology student and weather geek, and am in my junior year at UMass Lowell as a meteorology major. I am the current Vice President of the UML American Meteorological Society Local Student Chapter. Prior to at UML, I attended the Dracut school system for my K-12 years, having graduated from Dracut High in 2018. I first got into weather with the December 2008 ice storm, which knocked out my electricity for 4 days. I had no idea how it could be raining and becoming ice immediately, and how rain can knock out power. (Now I do - warm layer aloft, cold air at surface). But I didn't really get into it until the heat of July 2010 and specifically a few severe weather events during that month, followed by the year 2011, which featured several high profile weather events. Since then I have had a growing interest, and am hoping to make it into the meteorology field, preferably with NOAA/NWS. But for now, I'm blogging here on Dracut Weather (also on Twitter and Facebook), helping with the UML Weather Center social media, and tweeting about the weather on my own account as well. Thanks for visiting!

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