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Boston Weather: 46.0°F | Fair

Weather: Atmospheric Pleasantries

By Greg Lawson
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- Today will be an overall pleasant day with temperatures just up into the 80’s and relatively low humidity. There will be scattered fair weather cumulus clouds throughout the day with some cirrus later on foretelling a slowly approaching low pressure center to the southwest. There is a large high just to our east which is ushering in the somewhat weak southerly winds. As the low to our southwest moves in, it will be forced northwest of us by the high. Its associated warm front will bring increased cloudiness and humidity through tonight on into tomorrow.There is even the chance of some showers tomorrow afternoon and evening. Expect tomorrow to be a bit cooler with highs in mid 70’s. The weekend outlook has fair weather returning Friday once the warm front passes and a weekend laced with showers though forecast models at this range are not to be trusted wholeheartedly.

The tropics have been experiencing some noteworthy weather of late. Since hurricane season began back on June 1, we’ve only seen one named storm, Arlene, and she was only a tropical storm. Since last week we’ve seen four new storms occur. Hurricane Bret grew to a category four storm and made landfall in southern Texas. We are now contending with Hurricane Cindy and Tropical Storms Dennis and Emily. Dennis is just west of the Bahamas and it is thought that he will strengthen as travels north along our east coast. It’s too early to say now, but he could threaten us early next week.

Today: Partly cloudy. Seasonably warm. Light southerly winds. High 80° F (27° C).

Tonight: Cloudy with increasing humidity. Low 66° F (19° C).

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy to overcast. About 40 percent chance of showers. Light wind shifting from southwesterly to southeasterly. High of 74° F (23° C).