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Boston Weather: 37.0°F | Fair

Weather: A Final Reward

By Robert Lindsay Korty
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- It was only four months ago that temperatures plunged to Arctic levels for three weeks. The temperature at Logan airport dropped to a low of -7°F (-22°C), and temperatures across the interior of New England fell even further. Spring often feels slow to arrive in Boston, as rare warm days are isolated by cool easterly winds.

However, as southwesterly winds push hot air all the way to the coast this afternoon; temperature may reach 90°F (32°C) for the first time this year. While easterly winds will carry temperatures 20°F (11°C) cooler tomorrow, it will still be warmer than last weekend. With high pressure anchoring offshore, the pattern is set for a mild week. It's a nice reward for enduring a long, hard winter and a long, hard semester.

Extended Forecast

Today: Partly cloudy and hot. High 88-90°F (31-32°C).

Tonight: Partly cloudy, low 54-56°F (12-13°C).

Wednesday: Partly sunny, high 66-70°F (19-21°C).

Thursday: Partly cloudy. High 68-73°F (20-23°C), low 50-55°F (10-13°C).