Cooler temperatures finally arrived – NBC Boston

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Well, it’s over.

With the passage of a cold front on Tuesday evening, the heat was snuffed out and temperature records came to an abrupt end. Even more important (at least in this prolonged drought) is that by cooling the air, we have reduced the rate of evaporation. So *some* of the rain we saw on Tuesday should stay in the ground for the next two days.

Of course, not everyone was treated to one to two inches of rain on Tuesday, so we’re on the lookout for more in that regard. Don’t expect light showers over the next two days to match. We see more clouds than actual rain, so much more disappointment in the forecast. Our best chance of getting wet will be crossing the Cape and the Islands on Thursday as a fast moving storm system passes offshore.

Elsewhere the heat will attempt to make a mini comeback with highs climbing into the mid 80s away from the coast. And again, cooler air will send it packing by Friday. This second front will be the one that removes the humidity and sets us up for a stellar weekend forecast. The highs are again content with the upper 70s to the low 80s.

Despite the cooldown, summer is not about to end. Lots of heat in the long-term forecast – but no outright heat at this point.

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