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Boston Weather: 40.0°F | Fair

Weather: A Few Fronts

By Nikki PrivÉ
STAFF REPORTER -- This week will see generally average temperatures, with a few swings as a series of fronts passes through the area. Today will be a good example of the average temperature for the end of August, with highs in the upper 70s°F (27°C). A warm front is expected to approach this evening, bringing increasing clouds and the chance of precipitation, as well as higher temperatures for Wednesday. Tomorrow night, a cold front will pass by, heralding in seasonable and dry conditions for Thursday. The extended forecast for the beginning of September is for cooler than average temperatures, but near normal precipitation.

Fall is on its way! From September through December, the average high temperature drops about 10°F (5°C) each month; by the end of December, the average high temperature is only 38°F (3°C). The average first date of measureable snowfall is Nov. 4, but the earliest snowfall in Boston occurred on October 10, 1979. The latest start to the snow season was in 1973, when the first measurable snowfall was on Dec. 16.

Extended Forecast

Today: Partly sunny and fair, highs near 80°F (27°C).

Tonight: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers late, lows in the upper 60s°F (19°C).

Wednesday: Partly sunny and warmer, with highs in the upper 80s°F (30°C). Lows in the lower 60s°F (17°C).

Thursday: Clear and cooler, highs in the upper 70s°F (26°C).