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Boston Weather: 37.0°F | A Few Clouds

Weather: Sunny Days

By Rob Korty

From August through October, the Atlantic basin usually spawns several tropical cyclones, many of which intensify into hurricanes. In an average year, ten tropical storms will form during the season (the record is twenty-one), six of which will strengthen into hurricanes. So far this year, five storms have been named, but none of these has strengthened to the intensity of a hurricane. A few weak areas of low pressure across the tropical Atlantic today may have the opportunity to develop into incipient tropical cyclones, but all are far from land and will remain over the open ocean this weekend regardless of whether or not they develop.

Meanwhile, New Englanders have been the beneficiaries of splendid weather as a region of strong high pressure has kept skies clear. Temperatures have been slightly cooler than average for early September, thanks to the presence of cool, northwesterly winds. As the center of high pressure shifts offshore today, however, winds will blow from the southwest allowing for warmer, more humid air to return for the weekend.

Weekend Outlook:

Today: Sunny with a high in the low 80s °F (27-29 °C).

Tonight: Mostly clear with a low in the lower 60s °F (16-17 °C).

Saturday and Sunday: Partly cloudy with a high in the middle to upper 80s °F (29-32 °C), and a low temperature in the lower to middle 60s F (16-19 °C). The next chance of rain will come Sunday night.