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Boston Weather: 62.0°F | Light Rain

Weather: Sunset

By J.R. Moskaitis

Today marks the conclusion of an eight day streak of brilliantly sunny days in Cambridge, a feat that is unfortunately quite rare. The last comparable sunshine streak was in January, coincident with a much less pleasant streak of subfreezing temperatures. Interestingly, in September 2002 we enjoyed a similar string of sunny days on almost the exact same dates as this year.

The high pressure that has made the clear days possible is finally drifting off the coast this weekend, returning us to a pattern of moist flow from the south. This will result in cloudy and humid conditions through at least the middle of next week. Rain will be increasingly likely throughout the forecast period, as a cold front slowly approaching from the west serves to focus for the copious moisture streaming in from the tropics.

Extended Forecast

Today: One more day of sunshine, accompanied by a cool breeze from the east. High 70°F (21°C).

Tonight: Clear early, then becoming cloudy. Low 56°F (13°C).

Saturday: Mostly cloudy and increasingly moist. High 67°F (19°C).

Sunday: Cloudy and humid, with scattered showers. High 74°F (23°C).

Monday: Continued overcast and humid, with showers likely. High 76°F (24°C).