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Boston Weather: 23.0°F | Mostly Cloudy

Weather: Normal August Days

By Nikki Prive

A cold front moved in to the Boston region from the Great Lakes yesterday, carrying a line of showers and thunderstorms that ranged from Indiana to Massachusetts in the late afternoon. The strongest storms, with high winds and large hail, were along the southern edge of the front, in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

Yesterday's cold front heralded the arrival of a region of high pressure, which will slowly drift eastward over New England over the next few days. Temperatures will remain remarkably close to the average through Friday. The average high temperature for this time of year in Boston is near 77ºF (25ºC), with an average low near 62ºF (17ºC). Enjoy this good weather while you can; by the end of the semester, the average high drops to a mere 38ºF (3ºC), and the average low dips to 24ºF (-4ºC).


Wednesday: Mostly sunny and less humid, high in the upper 70s (25-26ºC).

Wednesday night: Clear, low of 50 to 55°F (10-13ºC).

Thursday: Mostly sunny, high around 75ºF (24ºC). Low in the upper 50s at night (14-15ºC).

Friday: Partly cloudy, high near 80ºF (27ºC). A chance of showers and thunderstorms during the night, low near 60ºF (16ºC).