A series of above-normal temperatures is expected this week, as summer-like weather rolls on into September. Warm temperatures will be encouraged today by a southerly breeze ahead of a cold front currently approaching from our west. These winds will bring warmer air up from the south, although slightly cooler ocean temperatures will prevent the mercury from climbing too high this afternoon. The aforementioned cold front will pass through overnight, bringing with it a band of showers and thunderstorms. After the frontal passage, skies will clear, and winds will shift to be from the north and west. This offshore flow will allow the temperature to climb once again tomorrow, with highs reaching the mid-80s (°F).
High pressure will settle in for the remainder of the week, producing clear skies and calm winds. The next cold front, and its associated rainfall, is expected to arrive sometime this weekend. While the temperatures this week will be above average—normal highs for this time of year are in the mid-70s (°F)—it could be much hotter: On this day in 1953, Boston recorded a high temperature of 100°F.