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Boston Weather: 40.0°F | Fair

Weather: Showers on the Way

By Bill Ramstrom

A cold front will very slowly approach the East Coast during the weekend, bringing increasing clouds and a chance of showers by very late Sunday. However, until then, warm southwesterly winds will keep temperatures above normal for the time of year, with mostly sunny skies. Daytime highs will be close to 80°F, and it will remain comfortable in the low 60s F at night.

Hurricane Isidore, only the second hurricane to form this year in the Atlantic, is poised to enter the Gulf of Mexico, where it is likely to meander for a few days, menacing the entire coastline from Mexico to Florida. Current model outputs are quite divergent on the final path of the hurricane, mostly due the the effects of large-scale features which will steer the storm. The hurricane is expected to continue to intensify over the next several days, though perhaps with a short period of weakening due to interaction with Cuba, with sustained winds approaching 110 mph by Sunday.

Extended Forecast

Today: A few clouds with lots of sun. High 81°F (26°C).

Tonight: Remaining pleasant. Low 62°F (17°C).

Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 80°F (26°C).

Saturday Night: Moonlit skies. Low 64°F (18°C).

Sunday: Increasing clouds. High again near 80°F (26°C).