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Boston Weather: 37.0°F | Mostly Cloudy

Weather: Friendly Skies

By Veronique Bugnion

A broad area of high pressure is currently centered over the Midwest and very slowly making its way eastward. It will protect us from any significant weather until at least Thursday evening. Currently trapped between a low situated off the coast of Nova Scotia and this high, we are experiencing a strong northerly current which brought us a chilly night and which will persist throughout the day. This will keep temperatures a few degrees below their climatological values and far away from the record high set in 1976 when New England was baking in the worst April heat wave ever. The record high of 98°F (37°C) measured in Providence still holds and is in fact three degrees warmer than the warmest temperature recorded in the month of May. The winds should gradually weaken overnight, allowing temperatures to start creeping up on Wednesday. Expect friendly temperatures in the high 50s and probably a few more clouds on Thursday.Tuesday: Clear but windy. High of 48°F (9°C)

Tuesday Night: Clear and cold, low of 35°F (2°C).

Wednesday: Sunny with just a few clouds. High of 56°F (13°C).

Thursday: Partly cloudy, High in the upper 50s (13-15°C).