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Boston Weather: 24.0°F | Overcast

Weather: By Bill Ramstrom

staff meteorologist -- Fast-moving weather systems will provide changeable weather for the area over the next few days. Today and tomorrow will feature pleasant fall conditions, with seasonable temperatures and clear skies. Then a low pressure system moving down from Canada will meet up with moisture from the Gulf of Mexico for a rainy Thursday. While heavy rain seems likely, the storm should move by quickly, ushering in fair skies for Friday.

A frequent October weather feature that has been absent so far this year is Indian Summer. When a high pressure system stalls to our south, westerly or southwesterly winds bring warm, hazy, dry conditions that can often last for several days. Under these conditions, air pollutants often accumulate, helping to give the air a hazy, even brownish tinge. Thus far this season, the consistent eastward motion of weather systems has prevented this.

Tuesday: Sunny with light winds. High 65°F (18°C).

Tuesday Night: Clear and cool. Low 43°F (7°C).

Wednesday: Mostly sunny and a bit warmer. High 69°F (20°C).

Thursday: Rain, perhaps heavy at times, ending by afternoon. High 63F (17C).

Friday: Clearing and mild. High 63F (17C).