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Boston Weather: 35.0°F | Mostly Cloudy

Weather: Enjoy it While it Lasts

By Greg Lawson
Staff Meteorologist

Safely behind the passing of yesterday's cold front, today should be a nice, calm day. Though perhaps not as spectacular as originally thought, it will remain sunny and warm throughout the afternoon with temperatures reaching the mid 70s. The light winds from the north very well may be overcome by local seabreezes, especially near the coast. Tonight will almost be a repeat of last night with a clear sky and cool temperatures around 60 - if it weren't for the waxing gibbous moon it would be a great night for star gazing. Wednesday will remain pleasant with sunshine and highs in the mid to low 70s.

Do outdoor activities while you have the chance, because the outlook is not good for the weekend. There are two threats on the horizon: one is a large, strong cut-off low which is making its way from the Northwest Territories towards us. It carries rain and low temperatures with it. At this point it is difficult to say just how immediate a threat it is, but if it hits us expect it sometime Thursday night or Friday morning. The other threat is something I mentioned the possibility of yesterday - Tropical Storm Earl. He just formed yesterday down in the Gulf of Mexico. Initial model runs and forecasts have him running up the east coast quite like a nor'easter in the winter time. Much of this is speculative at this point, but Saturday and Sunday could be yucky.

Today: Sunny and warm. Light northerly breeze. High 74F (23C).

Tonight: Cool and clear. Low 59F (15C).

Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 73F (23C).