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Boston Weather: 63.0°F | Partly Cloudy and Breezy

Weather: Heavy Rain Ahead

By Bill Ramstrom
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- A storm developing in Eastern Canada will bring heavy rain to the area today. Downpours and a few thunderstorms should prevail for much of the afternoon. The effects of this storm will linger through Sunday, as it remains stationary in eastern Canada. Fortunately, it appears that the bulk of the moisture associated with the storm will move northeastward through New England today, leaving just clouds and a chance of showers for Saturday and Sunday.

Tropical storm Florence is located off the coast of Georgia, and has weakened from its previous hurricane strength. It is expected to move northeastward, threatening Bermuda, but sparing the East Coast of the United States. Tropical Depression #11 is over the Yucatan Peninsula and may strengthen over the next couple days into a tropical storm or hurricane and head towards the Gulf Coast. This depends on whether it survives passage over land; tropical cyclones require a strong flux of moisture from a warm ocean to develop and maintain themselves, and are unable to acquire this over land.

Weekend Outlook

Today: Heavy rain and thunderstorms. Windy. High 68°F (20°C).

Tonight: Rain ending overnight. Low 60°F (16°C).

Saturday: Breaking clouds, maybe some sun. Cool. High 67°F (19°C).

Sunday: Some sun, some clouds. Fall-like. High 65°F (18°C).

Monday: Sunny and pleasant. High 72°F (22°C).