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Boston Weather: 37.0°F | Overcast

Weather: Gusty Treats

By Marek Zebrowski
Staff Meteorologist

A deepening, almost stationary low pressure system over Nova Scotia will send blustery and progressively worsening conditions towards our region over the next few days. Strong pressure gradients will keep up the northwesterly gales, and as the low over the Canadian Maritimes retrogrades during Friday and Friday night, clouds and sprinkles over eastern New England are not out of the question. It also looks like an omega block type pattern is forming, with a strong and cold high pressure system parked to our north and west, and a deep trough of low pressure just to our east, over the Western Atlantic. Thus, a period of colder, cloudy and unsettled weather (similar to our week-long spell of clouds and rain in early October) will be, alas, our treat for Halloween and beyond.

In the tropical update, the much-feared hurricane Mitch has weakened considerably, and is now a tropical storm, located in the northern coastal region of Honduras. There are indications that this slow-moving system will start a trek towards the Yucatan peninsula over the weekend, and then continue eastwards, heading for the southwestern shores of Florida by Tuesday.

Friday: Partly to mostly cloudy, blustery and cool. High 52F (11C) with strong northwesterly winds.

Friday night: Mostly cloudy and windy. Chance of some sprinkles to the north, and along the coast. Low 43F (6C).

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a few breaks in overcast possible, but also a scattering of showers in eastern sections. Northerly winds will drift towards northeast. High 50F (10C).

Saturday night: A raw deal of ghastly treats - cloudy, windy, and damp. Low near 40F (5C).

Sunday outlook: A tepid November welcome with partly cloudy skies as the system over the Maritimes fills in and pulls farther to the east. Continued cool with highs near 50F (10C) and lows near 40F (5C).