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Boston Weather: 34.0°F | Mostly Cloudy

Weather: Work-Week Weather Reprieve

By Greg Lawson

There's good news for the weather ahead; it will not resemble yesterday's at all. The nasty cut-off low which brought us unseasonably chilly weather and gusty wind this weekend has finally pushed-off to sea. A weak high will build into the area in its absence. This will bring us clear skies and dry air, the combination of which will allow for much warmer temperatures by day---look for high temperatures above 70 F (21 C) until Friday. Overall it should be gorgeous. There should even be a few scattered high clouds which will make for pretty sunsets.

However, as is the rule with weather in New England, it won't last long. Today a weak surface low will begin tracking due east from the Tri-otas (MN, ND, and SD). It will arrive in our area some time Thursday, but it will be forced to our north by our weak high pressure shield. Unfortunately, the low's associated cold front will still pass over us, so the clear skies end Thursday afternoon. Precipitation is unlikely on Thursday, but it is possible the front may be strengthened further Friday by a small short-wave arriving from upstream. Depending on the details, there is a chance of a small amount of precipitation on Friday. Then look for a cooler weekend.

Today: Warm sunny day with mostly clear skies. Light westerly breeze. High of 75 F (24 C).

Tonight: Clear skies. Very light breeze. Low of 55 F (13 C).

Wednesday: Mostly clear skies. Winds shift to southerly. High of 73 F (23 C). Low of 57 F (14 C).

Thursday: Clouds arriving early afternoon. Increased winds. High in the low 70s F (21 - 23 C). Low in the low to mid 50s F (11 - 13 C).

Friday and Beyond: Chance of light rain on Friday. Cooler weekend to follow with mostly cloudy skies.