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Boston Weather: 36.0°F | Mostly Cloudy

Weather: Pleasantly Mistaken

By Greg Lawson
Staff Meteorologist

The stationary front which was to have brought us rain yesterday turned out not to be so stationary - its movement to just seventy miles south of us brought us one of the prettiest days in recent memory. This should continue through most of today with pleasant temperatures in the mid 70's. Sometime this afternoon the stationary front will begin to actually move northward, thus becoming a warm front since the warm air will then be the advancing air mass. As the front passes over us again, we should see the cloudiness increase, wind speeds pick up, and maybe even a few scatted showers. The greatest chance for rain is sometime Friday night. Sunshine will return Saturday morning as temperatures return to the mid 80's.

Saturday morning also marks the time when Massachusetts will feel the effects of Bonnie. Bonnie has been demoted to a tropical storm, and she continues to weaken further. Still, there are tropical storm watches on the coasts of Cape and the islands. The official National Weather Service local statement for Massachusetts states these areas may experience flooding and winds of up to 40 mph with gusts of up to 70 mph. Here in Cambridge, we should be safely out of the way. Meanwhile, Hurricane Danielle is strengthening and is being forecasted to follow a similar path to Bonnie, riding her wake so to speak. Hurricane season does not officially end until November 30th.

Friday: Pleasant morning and afternoon. Increased cloudiness and wind late afternoon. High 75F (24C).

Friday Night: Cloudy and windy with possible showers. Low 66F (19C).

Saturday: Cloudy through the morning with sun in the afternoon. High 83F (28C).