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Boston Weather: 22.0°F | Fair

Weather: Cooler Weather Ahead

By Bill Ramstrom
Staff Meteorologist

After a very warm weekend, a cold spell is in our future, with temperatures going from well above normal this past weekend to well below normal by the end of the week. Dig out your sweaters; highs will probably only reach the 40's by Thursday. Two upper-air disturbances will pass through during the next couple of days, bringing some cloudiness, especially during the afternoons, but precipitation is unlikely here in Cambridge. After the first of these troughs passes later this afternoon, much colder air will blow in on gusty northwest winds.

The pattern is looking more winter-like this week; a large, cold high will lumber down from Canada, bringing colder weather. Some lake-effect rain and snow will fall across Michigan and western New York. Windy conditions may bring down some of the fall foliage across our area this week.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Gusty northwesterly breeze. High 63F (17C).

Tuesday Night: Any clouds dissipate at sunset. Calmer winds. Low 46F (8C).

Wednesday: A few clouds and cooler. High 53F (12C). Low in the low 30s (1-3C).

Thursday Outlook: Brisk and breezy. Highs in the 40's (7-9C).