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Boston Weather: 46.0°F | Overcast

Weather: The Waiting Game

By Greg Lawson
staff meteorologist

We will continue to sit beneath clouds, facing the threat of showers, until the current cold front passes. It is pretty slow moving and will thus take until late this afternoon to pass out to sea. The same large low pressure system which brought us this cold front will bring us another weak line of disturbances, probably hitting sometime late Thursday night or Friday morning. This means the earliest we might see a break in the clouds is Friday afternoon. Until then, things will look peculiarly like yesterday. The weekend poses to be nicer - expect sunshine.

Tropical Storm Earl has been upgraded to a hurricane. Yesterday he gave forecasters the slip as he decided to slow down and shift eastward. Now it appears Florida's Panhandle is the most likely landfall site. Models still seem to disagree with what direction he'll head once he hits. We should not have to worry about the remnants of Earl until Sunday at the earliest, if at all.

Today: Still cloudy. Chances of scattered showers and perhaps thunderstorms. Southerly breeze. High 79F (26C).

Tonight: Continued cloudiness with a chance of showers. Low 61F (16C).

Friday: Partly cloudy most of the afternoon. Could clear by evening. High 75F (24C).

Weekend Outlook: Mostly sunny and nice. Temperatures in the high 70s (2426C).