'Heat wave' possible for some this week, with highs hitting the 90s
Concord has not hit the 90-degree mark since July 1. We got close on Monday with a high of 89 degrees. The rest of this week looks very warm and sticky. Some parts of southern New Hampshire may squeak out a 'heat wave', or at least three days with temperatures hitting the 90s.
There has been one heat wave so far this season, from June 11 to 13. The temperature hit a sizzling 97 on June 12. There have been a total of six 90-degree days in the capital city so far this year. Last year, there were a staggering 25 90-degree days, likely a result of the very dry conditions in the middle of the drought.
True summer heat and humidity is unlikely to move into New England this week. However, Bermuda high pressure will bring a southerly wind flow to the region through Thursday or Friday, transporting the warmth and humidity into the region. A cold front will begin moving in from the northwest later Friday, bringing cooler and less humid air for the weekend.
Here's a look at the day-by-day high temperatures. It's possible some places will string together three days of 90-degree temperatures, Wednesday through Friday.