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Boston Weather: 49.0°F | A Few Clouds

Weather: By Peter Huybers

Staff Meteorologist -- Today will be mostly sunny with a high of 55°F (13°C)and steady temperatures this evening with low of 51°F (11°C). The gusty winds we experienced this week will diminish to 5 to 10 mph from the south today. Saturday looks to be mostly sunny, but hints at a 30 percent chance of rain. Expect highs in the lower 60s (15°C) and lows in the upper 40s (8°C). Both Sunday and Monday look to be partly cloudy with highs in the mid 50s (11°F) and lows in the mid 40s.

Hurricane Lenny is tracing a slow path from the northern coast of Venezuala toward Puerto Rico and the northern Lesser Antilles. The west to east path Lenny is following is highly unusual. No recorded storm of this magnitude has ever moved west to east across the open seas of the Caribbean. An unusual meteorological combination of winds blowing from west to east, low wind shear, and the absence of a subtropical ridge to the north allowed Lenny to develop and then move along its atypical path. Hurricane Lenny is expected to move out into the Atlantic by the end of today.

Weekend Outlook

Friday: Mostly sunny. High 56 (13°C), low 51 (11°C).

Saturday: Sunny then chance of rain. High 62 (15°C), low 48 (8°C).

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High in mid 50s, low in mid 40s.

Monday: Partly cloudy. High in mid 50s, low in mid 40s.