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Weather: Cool, Gray, and Rainy

By 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.

Extended Forecast

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).