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Boston Weather: 41.0°F | Partly Cloudy

Weather: A Short Break

By Greg Lawson and Bill Ramstrom
Staff Meteorologists

Finally, the rain from the long weekend has gone, bringing us these partly sunny conditions on this pleasant virtual Monday. In only the first 12 days of October we've already surpassed the normal rainfall amount for the month by more than an inch. Enjoy the sun while it lasts. There is a persistent stationary front in southern Canada being maintained by a weak high pressure system over the eastern Great Lakes and an occluding low over western Ontario. This front will serve to guide these systems directly eastward. As the low proceeds, it will flush the weak high out to sea. It will then slowly move into the north of us, broadsiding us with its associated cold front. Clouds will roll in late tonight, and rain is likely by tomorrow evening. This will all clear slowly on Thursday as we await the arrival of the next high pressure center/ridge. Expect temperatures to stay close to what they have been lately - highs should be in the upper 50s with nighttime lows in the mid 40s. Also, light winds should switch direction often while the two systems pass by.

Today: Partly sunny. Light northwesterly breeze. High 57F (13C).

Tonight: Clouds thicken later on. Winds shift to northeasterly. Low 46F (8C).

Wednesday: Overcast with rain likely by evening. High 56F (13C). Low in the 40s (79C).

Thursday Outlook: Slow clearing. Highs in the 50's (1315C).