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Boston Weather: 58.0°F | Light Rain

Weather: Fair Skies Persist a Little Longer

By Greg Lawson
STAFF METEOROLOGIST

After a gorgeous weekend, another few days of beautiful, late summer/early autumn weather have been queued-up for your enjoyment. Thanks goes mainly to an east-west jet stream (meaning no large waves, i.e. troughs and ridges) and to our friendly neighborhood high pressure system. The high is sandwiched nicely between a low to our southwest and what is left of Hurricane Gabrielle off the coast, thus keeping things clear and relatively cool. Its largesse will continue through Thursday afternoon, at which point the aforementioned low will have strengthened and made a run for our area. Luckily, it appears the bulk of that system will pass to our north; however, its trailing cold front will pass through sometime Thursday evening or Friday morning, and it will probably be bearing precipitation. It is still unclear just how much rain to expect. I am predicting that the rain will arrive Friday afternoon and that it will not last long nor be too heavy, perhaps delivering a quarter of an inch in total. Though the rain may not last long, it appears the clouds will remain in some capacity through the weekend.

But regardless of how the weekend pans out, the next few days should be wonderful with mostly clear skies, light winds, highs flirting with 70F (21C), and lows in the mid 50s (12-14C). Enjoy!

Today: Mostly sunny. Light winds. High of 72F (22C).

Tonight: Mostly clear. Light winds. Low of 55F (13C).

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, though clouding up at night. Light winds. High of 69 F (21C). Low of 55F (13C).

Thursday: Broken clouds becoming overcast late. High around 70F (20-22C). Low in the mid-50s (12-14C).