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Boston Weather: 45.0°F | Overcast

Weather: Where has all the weather gone?

By Greg Lawson and Bill Ramstrom
staff meteorologists

Since the weather here in Boston looks so boring for the next several days, we will begin with an update on the much-talked about tropical activity. Yesterday Georges made landfall on the Gulf Coast, luckily just missing New Orleans to the east. Though recently downgraded to tropical storm status and appearing to weaken, Georges is forecast to bring close to 30 inches of rain to the Florida Panhandle!

Unfortunately, it appears as though Georges will not move much over the next two days, and thus flooding could worsen. It is still unclear whether his remains will eventually threaten Boston. We feel this is unlikely given the persistent westerly steering currents aloft, which, interestingly enough, have also caused the demise of Hurricanes Ivan and Karl. Both Ivan and Karl were swept eastward towards Spain over much colder ocean water not conducive to sustaining tropical activity. Hurricane Jeanne will soon be joining them.

Back here in Boston we will experience perfectly average weather for late September/early October. As a weak high pressure center passes just south of us today, we will have mostly sunny skies with light westerly breezes. Temperatures will be very close to their climatological averages. Tonight will be equally as dull with mostly clear skies as a few high clouds move in late due to a weak approaching cold front. Winds will shift a bit southerly bringing in another numbingly normal day. Wednesday will be very similar to today except for a few more clouds. Things could get interesting Wednesday evening as the cold front passes and brings with it cooler temps and some clouds. Thursday should be cooler kicking off a more fall-like trend for the weekend.

Today: Mostly sunny. Light northwesterly breeze. High 72F (22C).

Tonight: Clear with clouds moving in late. Winds shifting to southwesterly. Low 53F (12C).

Wednesday: Similar to Tuesday. Partly cloudy. Cold front arrives by evening. High 71F (22C). Low 49F (9C).

Thursday: Cooler. Cloudy. Highs in the 60s (1720C).