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Boston Weather: 35.0°F | Mostly Cloudy

Weather: Sunny and Cold Weekend

By Bill Ramstrom
Staff Meteorologist

The weather will remain cold and bright this weekend, with a north to northwest wind continuing the supply of cold air from Canada. This will keep our temperatures well below normal for the entire weekend; normal highs should be reaching into the mid 50's. Highs each day will be in the mid to upper 40's, with lows at night just above freezing in Cambridge and Boston, but the upper 20's in outlying areas. A few fair-weather cumulus clouds will pop up by late morning each day, dissipating near sunset. By Monday there will be a chance of showers as a developing storm now in the Rockies heads east.

After causing devastating flooding and landslides in Central America, Mitch this week strengthened again into a tropical storm, and raced east northeastward from the Yucatan Peninsula across south Florida. This restrengthening was likely caused by the combination of the warm ocean temperatures in the Gulf of Mexico and Mitch's interaction with a cold front that moved into the Gulf earlier this week. Thus Mitch was able to tap into the energy available from the temperature contrast across the front to aid his redevelopment. Fortunately for Florida residents, the storm did not reach hurricane strength, and moved quickly enough to keep rainfall amounts to about 6-8". It did, however, spawn several tornadoes near Palm Beach and the Florida Keys, which caused property damage and a few dozen injuries. Mitch has now been declared an extratropical storm, and is passing just to the north of Bermuda today.

Today: Sunny, with a few clouds. Northwest wind. High 46F (7C).

Tonight: Clear moonlit skies, with light winds. Low 33F (1C).

Saturday: More of the same. Sunny. High 47F (8C).

Saturday Night: Chilly. Low 33F (1C).

Sunday: A bit warmer, mostly sunny. High 49F (9C).

Outlook for Monday: Late showers. High 52F (11C).