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Boston Weather: 58.0°F | Fog/Mist

Picnic Panic?


Picnic Panic?

By Gerard Roe
Staff Meteorologist

Due to a rather sluggish upper level flow, we are going to be experiencing the effects of a messy, multi-centered low pressure system for the most of today. In the Labor Day outlook a ridge of high pressure is set to take hold over the East Coast keeping any inclement weather at bay over the holiday weekend, and bringing in lots of sunshine. In the short term, however, clouds will be the rule. It looks as though we will escape all but scattered light rain in the morning, but there is a good chance of a thunderstorm in the area especially towards evening as a weak cold front comes through the area and destabilizes the air above us. All of which makes the GSC picnic in Killian Court this lunchtime a somewhat risky proposition, but heck, the food is free.

Thursday: Overcast. Chance of a shower throughout the day, more likely towards evening. Light winds generally out of the south. High 74F (26C).

Thursday night: Showers likely. Low 63F (19C).

Friday: Clearing during the morning. Becoming partly sunny. High 74F (26C). Low 59F (17C).