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Boston Weather: 40.0°F | Fair

Weather: Wonderful Time for Weather

By Greg Lawson
Staff Meteorologist

The first forecast of the 1998-99 season is an interesting one. The awful humidity will stay with us until at least tomorrow as a cold front slowly descends from Canada our way. We'll have a threat of rain all day today and it will almost certainly rain tonight. We should find a slight decrease in temperatures associated with the cold front and the rain.

But of course what is on everyone's mind is the tropical activity: models are beginning to converge on Bonnie's expected landfall path. She is expected to make landfall sometime tonight just south of Cape Hatteras. The possible effects to us are still in question. Bonnie will meet the advancing cold front and a rather strong jet stream. Both could have a strong blocking effect which will probably steer Bonnie out to sea.

Overall, her likely effects to be felt, if any, will threaten Cape Cod and the islands on Thursday with strong surf and rip tides. Her effects here are expected to be slight. It is still too early to say anything about Hurricane Danielle.

Wednesday: Cloudy with rain likely. High of 81F (27C). Moderate wind from the south.

Wednesday Night: Continued cloudiness with rain extremely likely. Low of only 70F (21C).

Thursday: Rain possible still in the early morning. Cloudiness dissipating late in the day. High winds. High of 80F (27C). Low of 64F (18C).