Boston sets new record high temperature for 2nd consecutive day
Thursday record for Boston, 91; Worcester, 90
Updated: 12:45 PM EDT May 18, 2017
Southern New England is in the middle of experiencing a taste of summer.
Boston hit 92 degrees Wednesday afternoon, tying a record set in 1977. It was the first time Boston hit 90 in 2017.
By 12:30 on Thursday, the National Weather Service reported that Boston had returned to 92 degrees. That broke the record of 91 degrees, which was set in 1936.
“I’m forecasting a 93-94 in Boston,” StormTeam 5 chief meteorologist Harvey Leonard said. “If the wind is close to straight west, it could be a few degrees higher than that.”
Worcester’s record is 90 degrees, set 111 years ago in 1906, and Thursday’s forecast has Worcester matching that record.
“Things are looking pretty good for breaking records,” Leonard said.
Humidity will also rise a bit on Thursday, making it feel muggier. “It will certainly become much more uncomfortable Thursday,” Leonard said. “But then the drier air arrives Friday afternoon, and it becomes much more comfortable.”
Boston averages one 90-degree day in May with an average first occurrence on June 1. Boston first hit the 90-degree mark last year on May 28.
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