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Boston Weather: 39.0°F | Overcast

Weather: Take a Walk on the Mild Side

By Greg Lawson
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- We’ve been doing pretty well weatherwise since spring’s arrival, and the next several days will continue to be mild, sunny, and pleasant, though there will be some substantial winds to contend with. A relatively strong low is passing to our north and will slow down as it reaches the Gulf of St. Lawrence. As a rather large high covering the eastern half of the country passes off the east coast of the United States, the north-south superposition of the low/high pair will produce a strong pressure gradient. This, in turn, will ensure strong westerly and northwesterly winds over Boston through today and tomorrow morning. We will see sustained wind speeds over 20 mph, gusting into the 40s. Thanks to the high pressure passing to our south, we will have few to no clouds.

As the high slowly passes out to sea the winds will decrease. Wednesday will still be windy though wind speeds will only be between 10 and 15 mph. By Wednesday evening we will begin to see a few high clouds. Overall, Wednesday will be even warmer than today with highs in the mid 60s. Thursday we’ll have more cloudiness, weaker winds, and slightly cooler temps. A northward traveling low-level short wave could come as close as Connecticut to bringing us rain, but it should remain dry here -- Friday, however, very well could have some precipitation. It’s still too early to be quantitative about it. Just enjoy the good stuff while it lasts.

Tuesday: Very windy, northwesterly winds over 20 mph, gusts up to 40 mph. Clear skies. Mild temps with a high of 61°F (16°C).

Tuesday Night: Still windy with steady northwesterly winds. Mostly clear skies. Low of only 39°F (4°C).

Wednesday: Very pleasant. Weakening winds. Scattered clouds appearing in the evening. High of 65°F (18°C), low of 42°F (6°C).

Thursday: Variable clouds. Mild temps in the mid to high 50s (13-15°C).

Friday Outlook: Cloudy. Chance of rain. Temps in the low 50 (10-12°C).