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Boston Weather: 63.0°F | Overcast

Weather: Colorful Days Abound

By Rob Korty
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- While there are several ominous features on the morning satellite images, Bostonians are in store for a beautiful couple of days. A large gale covering a large fraction of the western Atlantic Ocean will continue to move further east today. Meanwhile, Hurricane Keith is slowly and erratically moving over the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and the coast of Belize. Many weather models suggest that Keith may eventually move northward into the southern Gulf of Mexico, though there are still several days to watch the system evolve.

Across the Northern Plains states, a push of Canadian air is migrating south. Parts of Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado risk seeing some light snow over the next few days. High temperatures in the 40s°F (4-10°C) will be common across the Dakotas and Minnesota by Wednesday. This cooler weather will spread east, so expect a cool (and damp) weekend here in New England.

Until then, however, Boston will bask in at least partly sunny skies and mild temperatures. Today the high may flirt with 80°F (27°C). Expect only a few high, thin clouds today and tomorrow. Temperatures will stay mild through the middle of the week before more autumn-like readings return on Friday. Incidentally, the fall foliage will be at its peak across much of Northern New England this week. The parade of colors will migrate south throughout the month of October.

Extended Forecast

Today: partly sunny, with a high of 79°F (26°C).

Tonight: clear; low near 58°F (15°C).

Wednesday: partly cloudy with a high near 75°F (24°C).

Thursday: partly cloudy, with a chance of showers by late in the day. High near 70°F (21°C), low near 55°F (13°C).