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Boston Weather: 60.0°F | Overcast



The real action elsewhere

By Gerard Roe
Staff Meteorologist

A relatively gentle start weather-wise to this years Tech run, at least for the Boston area. A ridge in the steering flow sitting squarely in the middle of the country will save us from the worst of a low pressure system heading out of central Canada. Northern New England will see some showers Thursday but we should remain dry. Temperatures will rise towards 90F (32C) by noon. Expect a few scattered clouds ahead of a cold front and then a shift of the winds to north keeping night time temperatures down to around 60F (16C). The real action is to the south of us in the Atlantic where there are currently three named tropical storms on the go and a possibility of more. Way out east Hurricane Humberto is expected to gather steam while drifting northwestward Closer in Hurricane Iris is sitting 500 miles (800 km) east of the lesser Antilles. Tropical storm Jerry has just made landfall over Florida which is in for yet another lashing of rain. This year promises the most active hurricane season for two decades.

Today: Partly cloudy but dry in the morning. Moderate winds out of the west at 15-20 mph (24-32 kph). Then clearing and turning cooler. High 87F (31C).

Tonight: Clear with a brisk wind. Low 58F (15C).

Tomorrow: Continuing fair with northerly winds. High 80F (27C).