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Boston Weather: 40.0°F | Fair

Weather: Like a Rain Forest Out There

By Eric J. Plosky
SENIOR EDITOR -- Boston has blundered into the middle of a heat wave the likes of which we have not yet seen this summer. The remainder of this week will progress from hot to hotter, with record or near-record temperatures and heat indices, so keep those air conditioners humming (but try to use energy efficiently -- the grid is getting strained California-style). Drink plenty of water, stay cool, and pray for the heat to break on Saturday.

Today: Sunny and hot. High 90ºF (32ºC).

Tonight: Dark, but not much cooler. Muggy. Low 73°F (23°C).

Thursday: Sunny and even hotter; possibility of record temperatures. High at least 95°F (35°C).

Friday: Not quite as hot, but still very humid. High 92°F (33°C).

Saturday: Relief, as a cold front passes through? High 78°F (25.5°C).

Sunday: With luck, further cooling. High 73°F (23°C).