The Tech - Online EditionMIT's oldest and largest
newspaper & the first
newspaper published
on the web
Boston Weather: 21.0°F | Overcast

Weather: Warmer Weather Today

By Greg Lawson
Staff Meteorologist

After a month of mostly below normal temperatures, we will enjoy somewhat above normal temperatures for today and tonight, as a large storm passes to our north in Canada. This track will keep us on the warm side of the storm and bring us a chance of some showers. Areas of the upper Midwest have experienced heavy snows, strong winds, and single digit temperatures on the cold side of this storm; for now we are lucky and will avoid that. On average in Boston, we expect just over one inch of snow during November. A fairly zonal (west-east) pattern has dominated the weather for North America over the last week or so; that has kept the weather from being too extreme here.

The cold front associated with the Canadian low will take its time to clear our coast; ripples will form along it over the mid-Atlantic region and slow its progress. This will leave clouds and a chance of a few showers here for Saturday; with slow clearing by Saturday night. By Sunday, we should be in a fairly strong northwesterly flow, bringing clearing and cooler weather.

Today: Mostly cloudy. Showers late. Southwest wind. High 56F (13C).

Tonight: Showers and cool. Low 43F (6C).

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, becoming colder. High 48F (9C).

Saturday Night: Clearing. Low 34F (2C).

Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 45F (7C).

Outlook for Monday: Fair weather with seasonable temperatures.