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Boston Weather: 42.0°F | Partly Cloudy

True Boston Weather

By Efren Gutierrez
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- Campus Preview Weekend is once again upon us.

However, unlike previous years, it will not be all fun in the sun, so that prospective undergraduates may be introduced to typical Boston weather and not be fooled by yesterday’s beautiful weather.

Early Friday night, an upper-level low pressure system from the west will arrive, bringing with it light to moderate cold rain that will dampen Friday night plans.

The weekend is not a complete waste, because the system will move off the coast, and a partial clearing will begin by Saturday afternoon. But it will only last until late Saturday evening when a smaller disturbance enters from the northwest to bring showers for Sunday. This pattern of off-and-on showers is typical of Boston weather in April and is often caused by the shifting of the jet stream more to the north, bringing showers that would otherwise hit the southern United States up north.

Weekend Outlook

Friday: Clouds will develop late in the afternoon. High of 51°F (11°C).

Friday night: Moderate cold rain. Low of 36°F (2°C).

Saturday: Overcast changing to partly cloudy skies. High in the upper 40s F (8-9°C).

Saturday night: Developing clouds with the possibility of light showers. Low in the upper 30s F (3-4°C).

Sunday: Overcast skies with the continuing possibility for light showers. High in the lower 60s F (16-17°C).