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Boston Weather: 39.0°F | A Few Clouds

Weather: Changing Temperatures and Colors

By Tao Yue
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- For this issue, Naveen’s taking a break from his weather-forecasting duties. I will provide today’s forecast instead. Not being a meteorologist, I can’t tell you about fronts, and not being Naveen, I can’t provide you with baseball analysis. What I can do is give you some weather trivia.

If it seems cold to those of you from the lower latitudes, just be glad you weren’t here in 1957. That year, a record low of -12ºF (-24ºC) was set, a chilly way to introduce America to the year of Sputnik. The weather in 1950 seemed to reflect political situations as well. That year, the heating up of the Cold War was preceded by a record high of 72ºF (22ºC).

We’ll be getting a variety of weather in the coming week, so keep your eye on the Hancock Building. To refresh your memory, here’s the rhyme: Steady blue, clear view. Flashing blue, clouds due. Steady red, rain ahead. Flashing red, snow instead.

Extended Forecast

Today: Mostly sunny. Windy and cold. High in the mid 20s (-4°C), low near 20°F (-7°C).

Tomorrow: Partly sunny and blustery. High around 38°F (3°C), low in the mid 20s F (-4°C).

Friday: Mostly clear. High in the lower 30s (0°C).

Saturday: Partly cloudy and cold. Low near 15 F (-9°C), high around 30 F (-1°C).

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Low 10-20 °F (-12 to -7°C), high in the mid 30s F (-1 to 4°C).

Monday: Chance of rain or snow showers. Low near 25°F (-4°C). High near 40°F (4°C).

Tuesday: Chance of rain showers. Low in the upper 20s (-3°C). High 35-40°F (2-4°C).