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Boston Weather: 44.0°F | Overcast

Weather: Understated Beauty

By Robert Korty
STAFF METEOROLOGIST --

The vestiges of an old front lay across the South and Northeast yesterday, providing a mechanism for showers and thunderstorms to erupt in the humid air mass. A surge of tropical moisture from the Gulf of Mexico provided another day of heavy rain for the residents of southeastern Texas and Louisiana. Farther north, over New England, a weakening front continued to dissolve as it pushed through Boston.

Scattered thunderstorms were reported during the afternoon (mainly over southeastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut), but skies were mostly cloudy for much of the day.

Today will be similar: a second front will move east through Boston by tonight. High pressure will build over the area behind the front, ensuring that dry air and seasonable temperatures will be in place for the middle and end of the week.

Forecast:

Today will be mostly cloudy with only a small chance of a brief afternoon shower. Temperatures will reach a high of 81 F (27 C).

Skies will clear tonight, with a low temperature of 62 F (17 C).

Both Wednesday and Thursday will be sunny days with clear nights. The high will reach 75 F (24 C) Wednesday and 77 F on Thursday (25 C). Overnight low temperatures will drop to 59 F (15 C) Wednesday night.