Weather: By Michael J. RingSenior Editor -- As September is traditionally the most active month of the hurricane season, it is fitting that we end the month by discussing two storms.
In the Atlantic, Tropical Storm Humberto continues to weaken as it slides toward Europe. At its peak, Humberto contained sustained winds of up to 100 mph (160 kph). But Humberto stayed away from the shore, causing no more trouble than choppy seas for residents of the Atlantic coast.
The situation is far less serene in the Pacific Ocean. Hurricane Juliette will graze the coast of Baja California today. Juliette sports sustained winds of 90 mph (150 kph) and is expected to dump over 6 inches (15 cm) of rain on the Baja peninsula.
Rain is in our local forecast today as well, though our showers will be nowhere near the ferocity of Juliette’s downpours. A trough slid eastward from the Great Lakes overnight, bringing intermittent light rain to Boston today. The trough will depart overnight, leaving sunny skies and cooler than normal temperatures for the weekend.
Today: Showers. Cool with a high of 58°F (14°C).
Tonight: Showers ending, with clearing toward dawn. Low of 50°F (10°C).
Saturday: Partly sunny and cool. High of 63°F (17°C) and low of 43°F (6°C).
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High of 65°F (18°C) and low of 47°F (8°C).
Monday: Sunny and milder; high temperatures may approach 70°F (21°C).