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Boston Weather: 32.0°F | Overcast

Weather: A Fair Deal

By Marek Zebrowski
Staff Meteorologist

A strong high pressure system will reside over the eastern half of the nation, bringing us more spectacular Fall weather. Radiational cooling in the interior locations of New England will produce a frosty daybreak on Friday, followed by a nice warming trend as the high will slowly drift eastwards, replacing a sharp trough that hung tough in the Western Atlantic for quite a while. Milder than normal conditions will hold for us until Monday night, when a vigorous cold front is forecast to descend from Canada, bringing the temperatures to more seasonable levels.

Meanwhile a powerful storm, with drenching rains and strong winds will come ashore in the Pacific Northwest on Saturday. The tropics continue to be active as well. As of 8 p.m. Thursday, a new tropical storm Mitch was located at 11.5 North and 77.5 West, about 450 miles south of Kingston Jamaica. Top winds were clocked at 50 knots and this system may strengthen as it begins to move to west-northwest in the next 24 hours. Another area of disturbed weather has been hanging near the Yucatan coast of Mexico, and two tropical waves are in the region of the Lesser Antilles.

Friday: Mostly sunny and seasonable. High 61F (16C) with moderate westerly breezes.

Friday night: Clear and cool. Lows in town near 50F (10C), but high 30s to mid 40s (47C) elsewhere.

Saturday: Continued mostly sunny and warmer. with winds shifting towards southwest. High 68F (20C).

Sunday outlook: Partly to mostly sunny, and milder still, with highs in the upper 60s to low 70s (2022C)