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Boston Weather: 43.0°F | Fair

Weather: 2003 Degrees

By Robert Lindsay Korty
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- It’s been a cool, damp year in the East. During May in Boston, there was measurable precipitation on 18 of the 31 days, and it was cloudy for even more. May was the ninth consecutive month in which the mean temperature was below normal. The parade of storms rotating around a persistent upper level trough over eastern North America continues today. A surface area of low pressure will track through southern Quebec this afternoon, with rain passing just to our north.

Even with the tail of another storm rotating through New England today, some dry but cool hours will be squeezed out for graduation. No clouds can cast a shadow on the hard work being rewarded -- congratulations to the class of 2003 and all who are receiving a degree today!

Extended Forecast

Today: An overcast start to the morning, with some breaks in the clouds developing by afternoon. Scattered showers possible late, mainly north and west of Boston. High 67°F (19°C).

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, low 58°F (14°C).

Tuesday: Brilliant sunshine and pleasant. High 78°F (26°C).

Wednesday: Partly sunny with a chance of afternoon showers. High 75°F (24°C). Low 59°F (15°C).