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Boston Weather: 45.0°F | Overcast

Weather: Below Average

By Greg Lawson
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- With the remains of Irene well to our northeast, the winds and rain have finally ceased. A high pressure system is nestled comfortably above New England and will rule with a cool and clear fist. Temperatures today will be capped at about 50°F (10°C), more than 10 degrees below average. Clouds will return tomorrow as a weak low approaches from the southwest. The forecast challenge is whether this system will bring precipitation. I am tending towards it remaining dry and overcast, but there may be a light sprinkle Wednesday night. The low will blow out to sea as quickly as it came, and Thursday will end clearer than it began. Unfortunately, temperatures will still remain below their climatological averages. Yes, after a beautiful 70 degree weekend, we’re settling back into another cold regime -- winter’s around the corner.

Today: Cool and partly cloudy. Light northerly winds. High of

51°F (10°C).

Tonight: Chilly and clear. Low of 37°F (3°C).

Wednesday: Clouding up. Overcast by the afternoon. Should remain

dry though a slight chance of drizzle in the evening. Winds increasing

slightly. High of 50°F (10°C). Low of 40°F (4°C).

Thursday: Clouds clearing to partly cloudy by early afternoon.

Temps remain in the low 50s (10-12°C). Low in the mid 40s (6-8°C).

Friday Outlook: Gradual warming back to normal -- 61/45°F