Heat wave coming? Cape Cod weather forecast for a warm week in the Northeast

It looks like Summer got the message. An extended period of unusually hot and humid weather will come to New England next week, bringing uncomfortable conditions and excessive heat to much of the region and potentially challenging high temperature records.

According to the National Weather Service’s forecast discussion, a “warming trend will begin on Monday, but significant heat/humidity potential appears to begin on Tuesday and peak in the Wednesday through Friday time frame.”

“Much of the Northeast will see this heat,” said Torry Dooley, meteorologist with the National Weather Service Boston/Norton office. “It’s going to be nice and warm.”

In Massachusetts, Dooley said locations in the Merrimack River Valley and the Connecticut River Valley will likely see the highest temperatures. Forecasts call for a high near 100 degrees in Springfield on Thursday, with Lowell expected to reach a high of 98 degrees.

But the cooling effect of the ocean will likely keep temperatures lower on the Cape and islands, Dooley said. The National Weather Service forecast calls for a high temperature of around 80 degrees in Hyannis on Thursday, with Nantucket expected to see a high of 75 degrees.

However, locations on the Cape will still experience high humidity next week. Although temperatures will be lower than on the mainland, it can still feel quite uncomfortable on Cape Cod, especially in the middle of the day, Dooley said. He suggested limiting strenuous activity to the early morning and later evening hours during the warm days next week.

Cape Cod beaches could be a refreshing way to relax next week as water temperatures are still on the cool side. According to the National Weather Service, water temperatures in Nantucket Sound are between 65 and 67 degrees, with Cape Cod Bay between 59 and 62 degrees and the Atlantic Ocean on the eastern side of Outer Cape Cod between 59 and 61 degrees. .

Here is the Hyannis forecast for next week from the National Weather Service:

Monday: Partly sunny, with a high near 74. South wind 6 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph.

Monday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 63. South wind around 8 mph.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Southwest wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.

Tuesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. Southwest wind 6 to 8 mph.

Juneteenth: Sunny, with a high near 79. Southwest wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph.

Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 65. Southwest wind around 8 mph.

Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Southwest wind 7 to 7 mph, with gusts up to 21 mph.

Eric Williams, when he’s not solving the Curious Cape Cod mysteries, writes about different ways to enjoy the Cape, weather, nature, and other topics. Contact him at [email protected]. Follow him on Twitter: @capecast.

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