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Boston Weather: 40.0°F | Fair

Weather: Election Day Sunshine

By Samantha Hess

A normal day at the beginning of November in Boston would have a high of 60°F and a low of 45°F. However, we have been nowhere near that lately, and even missed a record low on Saturday by only one degree. Long-term forecasts show that significant warming will not happen until next week at the earliest. Today’s sunshine and high near 50°F, therefore, is the best that can be expected for a while.

Wednesday looks to be an exciting day by weather standards. A high astronomical tide will likely be pushing coastal tides a foot to a foot and a half above normal. In addition, a Nor’easter will be riding up the Eastern Seaboard, creating 10- to 15-foot waves. The combination will likely mean significant coastal flooding and beach erosion. Inland, we will see plenty of wind and a cold, soaking rain, possibly beginning late Tuesday night as snow. The danger of snow accumulation is limited to higher elevations out west; however, any significant accumulation there would likely lead to tree limbs breaking since the trees still have leaves.

So take advantage of today’s relatively beautiful weather to go out and vote!

Extended Forecast

Today: Mostly sunny. High 47°F (8°C).

Tonight: Rain, possibly a bit of snow, starting late. Low 37°F (3°C).

Wednesday: Rainy, cool, and windy. High 43°F (6°C), low 34°F (1°C).

Thursday: Partly cloudy and breezy. High 48°F (9°C), low 33°F (1°C).