The Tech - Online EditionMIT's oldest and largest
newspaper & the first
newspaper published
on the web
Boston Weather: 63.0°F | Partly Cloudy

Weather: Weather

Welcoming Weather, Dennis Uninvited

By Greg Lawson and Peter Huybers
STAFF METEOROLOGISTS -- Thanks to the large high principally centered to our west we will be experiencing cool, dry, autumn-like weather for the next two days.

With Hurricane Dennis positioned south of us, the pressure difference between the hurricane and the high will produce gusty northeasterly winds that will help to keep things cool. Dennis is also responsible for the high cirrus clouds scattered about. Expect daytime highs in the low 70s and nighttime highs only in the upper 50s. As the high slowly moves off the coast, temps should rise accordingly flirting with 80. So enjoy this cool spell while it lasts.

Dennis is forecasted to slow to a halt. Then most predictions indicate a slow westward movement into the Carolinas. Currently, there are hurricane warnings and watches from South Carolina up to southern Virginia. Dennis’s only influence up here besides the aforementioned indirect effects will likely be larger ocean waves on our coasts.

Today: Mostly clear skies. Northeasterly winds of up to 25 mph. High of 71° F (22° C).

Tonight: Cool and clear. Winds dying down. Low of 58° F (14° C).

Tomorrow: Partly sunny. Light easterly winds. High of 75° F (24° C). Low of 59° F (15° C).

Thursday Outlook: Warmer temps and cloudiness increasing.