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Boston Weather: 42.0°F | Fair

Weather: A Persistent High

By VÉronique Bugnion
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- The area of high pressure which has given us plenty of sunshine this week will gradually be making its way towards the southeast over the weekend. As it drifts, warmer and more humid air will be directed towards us from the southwest, increasing temperatures by a few degrees over the fall-like weather of the past few days. These conditions should persist through the early part of next week. A very weak front could trigger a brief shower as it passes overhead on Saturday evening, but that seems rather unlikely.

Fall may be just around the corner in New England, but early spring conditions in Antarctica have left an ozone hole of record proportions. An area of 11 million square miles, approximately three times the size of the United States, is now partially or totally depleted of its ozone shield.

Today: Mostly sunny and breezy (15-25mph). High in the low 80°Fs (28°C).

Tonight: Low 60 to 65°F (16-18°C).

Saturday: Partly cloudy, high around 80°F (27°C).

Sunday: Partly cloudy, high near 80°F (27°C).

Monday: Gradually increasing cloudiness, high still around 80°F (27°C).