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Weather: Farewell to Summer


Farewell to Summer

By Marek Zebrowski
Staff MeteorologisT

Astronomically speaking, this will be the last weekend of summer - the fall season begins officially on Monday. Appropriately enough, sunny and warm weather will close this week before cooler and stormier skies return to Boston next week, ushering in the new season.

A high pressure system positioned overhead on Friday will slowly move to the Southeast, giving us fair skies and pleasantly warm afternoons. Nights and early mornings will be chilly, especially inland, where winds will be light after dark. Meanwhile, a low over the Maritimes will re-intensify by Saturday, slipping in a backdoor cold front, accompanied by some clouds and cooler temperatures in lower east Maine. By Sunday, a large area of bad weather stalled over the Midwest for the past few days will progress eastward, spreading showers, followed by steadier rain early next week.

Today: Mostly sunny and pleasant. High 76F (25C) with moderate northwesterly breezes.

Tonight: Clear and cool. Low 56F (13C) in town, around 50F (10C) inland.

Saturday: Mostly sunny and warmer, with a high near 80F (27C). Some clouds to the North, with local sea breezes possible.

Sunday: Clouding up with showers arriving late in the day. Highs 6570F (1921C), lows near 60F (16C).