Weather: Cool, Gray, and RainyBy Leah Hutchison
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- The first weekend of autumn is showing all of the characteristics of MIT weather: cool, gray, and rainy with some wind thrown in for good measure. The remains of Hurricane Isidore, now just a cold wet storm system, moved into the area last night. It will be generally rainy today with a total accumulation of a heavy 1-2 inches. Western Massachusetts and Southwestern New Hampshire will be equally wet. Winds will pick up from the Southwest late this afternoon, blowing at 20-30 mph with gusts up to 45 mph. After a chance of drizzle early Saturday morning, the system will move out into the Atlantic. Although the wind will continue at 20-30 mph, it will be sunny and warmer around noon. On Sunday, a high pressure system from Canada will move in, decreasing the wind and bringing temperatures down.
Today: Rainy and breezy. Southwesterly winds. High near 65ºF (18ºC).
Tonight: Rainy, breezy. Southwesterly winds. Low near 62ºF (17ºC).
Saturday: Clearing early. Breezy and warmer. Partly sunny later. High near 73ºF (23ºC).
Saturday night: Mostly clear. Low near 46ºF (8ºC).
Sunday: Partly sunny and cooler. Mostly clear overnight. High near 63ºF (17ºC) and low overnight near 44ºF (7ºC).