August 16, 2021 by Meteorologist Michael Page
As we enter the second half of August, temperatures will remain fairly constant, while tropical moisture tries to work into New England.
Nice Start to the Week
Monday will be a beautiful day on the South Shore.
Temperatures will be in the upper 70s to around 80 degrees, with a light sea breeze coming in off the ocean.
We'll enjoy lots of sunshine, as high pressure remains firmly over the top of us.
Unsettled Middle and End of the Week
After such a gorgeous start to the week, things start to go downhill.
Clouds will increase on Tuesday, and a few spot showers will be possible late in the day.
We're then stuck with lots of clouds, and the risk of off and on showers, Wednesday, Thursday, and early Friday. We'll start to clear out late Friday.
The continued risk of showers is thanks to what is now Tropical Storm Fred, located in the Gulf of Mexico.
Once that storm makes landfall, its leftover moisture will try to work north towards us.
Because we'll have the clouds around for much of the week, high temperatures will hover around 80 each day; no major surges of heat are in store this week.
Overnight temperatures will mostly be in the 60s.
Another Warm Month
Even though this week won't feature any big time heat, temperatures are still running above so far this month.
Last week notched another heat wave in Hingham, with 4 consecutive days at or above 90 degrees.
This is now the third heat wave of the summer, with the first two both recorded in June.