After an unusually cold and windy weekend, the weather for the coming work week will look a bit more like spring and end with hints of summer.
“For those of you who like cooler temperatures, enjoy the next few days with temperatures in the 40°C and 50°C range as we will hit 80°F by next weekend!” the Boston office of the National Weather Service tweeted Saturday.
The NWS predicts a sunny but windy start to the week with highs in the mid-50s on Monday. Gusts could reach up to 31 mph that day and continue into Tuesday night, which will also be sunny with highs in the mid-50s. warm, with a high near 58.
Temperatures will reach the mid-70s on Thursday, with sunny skies and a high of around 74 in the forecast.
It will look more like summer than spring on Friday, which is expected to be the hottest day yet, with highs near 83 and bright sunshine.
Looking ahead, AccuWeather Boston is forecasting a dry but cloudy weekend, with highs in the 70s. The following week will likely bring rain, according to AccuWeather.
New Mexico under red flag warning for dangerous fire conditions
The Albuquerque National Weather Service says the entire state of New Mexico is facing a “dangerous, long-lasting, and potentially historic fire weather event” due to a combination of low humidity, high temperatures and strong winds.
The warning comes amid weeks of raging wildfires in the Southwest, the country’s largest already underway in New Mexico. About 16,000 homes were evacuated in the Hermits Peak and Calf Canyon Fire area, affecting up to 40,000 people, according to the Santa Fe New Mexican.
The NWS Albuquerque branch predicts that an “exceptionally dangerous and probable historic range of critical fire weather is tuning in from today and will last each day through at least the middle of next week” .
State and weather officials are urging caution for New Mexico residents literally in the crosshairs.
“We know you’re tired of hearing about windy and dry conditions, but don’t take the next few days lightly!! Ongoing wildfires and any new fires will grow rapidly with the potential for catastrophic destruction so that strong, gusty winds persist,” the NWS Albuquerque account tweeted Saturday.
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