March 21, 2021 by Meteorologist, Michael Page
The first full week of spring in Hingham will come with a stretch of beautiful weather, and some classic hallmarks of the new season.
Seabreeze Keeps Coast Cooler
Usually our coastal location is seen as an asset, but in spring, living along the ocean in New England brings a chilly surprise: the seabreeze.
We'll enjoy beautiful sunshine Monday and Tuesday of this week, with morning temperatures in the 30s to near 40 degrees.
By afternoon temperatures will climb into the low 50s on average across town.
"On average" is the key, because there will be a significant range in temperature over just a few miles.
Those living in Crow Point may stay stuck in the upper 40s, thanks to a light wind blowing in off the ocean, since the water temperature is just 39 degrees.
Meanwhile, if you drive down Main Street to Queen Anne's Corner you will likely find temperatures in the middle 50s, or even close to 60 degrees.
Temperatures will also be in the 50s on Wednesday, but more clouds will work into town by then.
Brush Fire Risk Remains Elevated
With several days of dry, sunny weather again this week, the risk of brush fires remains high as well.
Already in past days several brush fires have broken out in Hingham, and in nearby Norwell.
The sun is strong this time of year, so it's easy to start a fire when leaves and brush are so dry on the ground.
Parts of Southeastern Massachusetts, although technically not Hingham, are labeled as 'abnormally dry' as we start spring.
Rain Chances Increase Late Week
While there may be a spot shower on Thursday, with temperatures climbing close to 60 degrees, rain chances increase more appreciably on Friday.
A system moving to the west of New England late week will likely bring at least some rain to town in that timeframe.