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Boston Weather: 35.0°F | Partly Cloudy


Stickiness to Stay

By Cegeon J. Chan

After a dry and pleasant stretch coinciding perfectly with the 4th of July weekend, the humidity has increased. The dew point, a measure of the comfort-level, has increased from the 50s this past weekend to the mid 60s today. (The dew point is the temperature at which air in the atmosphere becomes saturated. Thus, a low dew point corresponds to less moisture than a high dew point, and an increase in moisture will cause the air to feel more ‘sticky.’) The humidity level will decrease on Thursday but will increase back up by the weekend.


Today: Showers likely with a low chance of thunderstorms. Humid with highs in the upper 70s F (25 C). Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Cloudy. Showers and thunderstorms likely in the evening, then a chance of showers after midnight. Humid with lows in the lower 60s F (16 C). North winds 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly cloudy. A chance of showers. Highs in the mid 70s F (23 C). North winds 5 to 10 mph.

Tomorrow Night: Partly cloudy. Lows around 60 F (15 C). Northeast winds around 5 mph.

Friday: Partly cloudy. High in the mid 70s F (23 C).