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Boston Weather: 50.0°F | Light Rain

Weather: Warm Welcome

Warm Welcome

By Gerard Roe
Staff Meteorologist

The sizzling weather will continue for another day or so before temperatures plunge back down towards less absurd levels on Thursday. It is hard to believe that this time last year we were digging out from under 20 inches of snow. The record highs have been caused by persistent southerly flow ahead of a low pressure wobbling around over the middle of the country. As this finally begins to move off northeastward Wednesday, temperatures will cool a little ahead of the approaching cold front. This brings with it the possibility of showers or a thunderstorm. By Thursday daytime highs should be back down towards the more sensible (and usual) mid 50s (4C).

Today: Hot and mostly sunny. Moderate to strong southwesterly winds. High 84F (29C). There is an outside chance of a late afternoon thunderstorm.

Tonight: Increasing clouds. Low a sticky 60F (16C).

Wednesday: Cooling and a likelihood of showers and thunderstorms, especially by the afternoon. High early of 65F (18C). Low 45F (6C).

Thursday: Mostly cloudy and cooler. Some isolated showers possible. High in the low to mid 50s (8C). Low around 40F (4C).