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Boston Weather: 48.0°F | Mostly Cloudy

Weather: Heat Today, Gone Tomorrow

By Mary Obelnicki and Annie S. Choi

Today we take a vacation from the heat wave as a cold front approaches from the west, leaving us with drier, cooler air. Expect sunny and warm weather, comfortable for actually leaving the confines of air-conditioned buildings and participating in outdoor activities. Tonight will also be cooler, allowing us to sleep in our own beds, instead of the couches of the 55°F (13°C) Stratton Student Center.

Pleasant temperatures will continue throughout the week. Thursday welcomes arctic temperatures in the lower to middle 80s and a slight chance of rain. Thursday evening is forecasted to bring temperatures in the lower to middle 60s -- you may want to bust out those down blankets.

Friday’s weather will continue the cooling trend, with highs in the lower to middle 80s and fair conditions at night.

Today: Breezy with clear skies and lower humidity. High of 87°F (31°C).

Tonight: Mostly clear and pleasant. Low of 64°F (17°C).

Thursday: Continued sunshine and low humidity. Chance of late-day showers or thunderstorms. High of 83°F (28°C).

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, chance of showers. Good sleeping weather. Low of 65°F (17°C).

Friday: Partly to mostly sunny. High of 85°F (29°C).

Friday Night: Fair, Lows in the 60s.