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Boston Weather: 68.0°F | Overcast and Breezy

Weather: A Cloudy Call

By Robert Korty
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- The remains of tropical storm Gordon have deposited some modest rains over the Southeastern United States. Today this storm will continue its northeastward progress, bringing morning rains to the Middle Atlantic from Virginia to New Jersey. Whether New England receives a few showers or only clouds is a matter of debate. The exact track of the low pressure system will dictate the evening’s weather for Boston.

Elsewhere around the nation, a Canadian air mass is leaking into the upper Midwest. High temperatures for much of the middle of the week may struggle to reach 50°F (10°C) in parts of North Dakota and northern Minnesota. A few showers will proceed the front across Kansas, Iowa, and Wisconsin today. The Southeast will dry after the vestiges of Gordon pass north.

So the forecast for Southern New England calls for pleasant temperatures for the remainder of the week. High temperatures will be in the 70s (21-26°C) and overnight lows will be near 60°F (16°C). Expect high, thin clouds to move in this afternoon, with any chance of measurable rain holding off until tonight. By Wednesday, skies will clear and make way for a beautiful September day.

Today: Increasing clouds, with a high of 77°F (25°C).

Tonight: Cloudy with a chance of rain. Low near 60°F (16°C).

Wednesday: Clearing and pleasant. High near 75°F (24°C).

Thursday: Partly cloudy with a slight risk of an afternoon shower. High near 77°F (25°C), low near 60°F (16°F).