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Boston Weather: 43.0°F | Fair

Weather: Turn of the Leaf

By Nikki Prive
STAFF METEOROLOGIST

Fall foliage color is upon us! Saturday would be a great day for a trip to the Berkshires, where the leaves are at full peak in many areas; central Massachusetts is near 70 percent peak as well. In New Hampshire, the Monadnock, Merrimack Valley, and southern White Mountains are at or near peak, while northern portions of the state are already past peak. Boston and the outer suburbs have colors at about 30 percent of peak overall.

A cold front moving across the eastern U.S. will stay to the south of New England today, allowing for partly sunny skies with highs near 60°F (15°C). Fair weather will remain through Saturday, although temperatures will remain crisp. Late on Saturday and into Sunday, a low pressure system will pass through the area, bringing clouds and a chance of rain. High pressure will build on Monday and Tuesday with a break from the rain; enjoy the sun while it lasts, as the end of next week marks a return to unsettled weather.

Extended Forecast

Today: Partly sunny, highs in the upper 50s F (15°C).

Tonight: Some clouds, lows around 40°F (5°C).

Saturday: Partly sunny, with highs in the lower 50s F (11°C). Increasing clouds overnight, with lows in the upper 30s F (3°C).

Sunday: Cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs in the lower 50s F (11°C) and lows in the mid 30s F (2°C).

Monday: Partly cloudy, highs in the mid 50s F (13°C).