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Boston Weather: 37.0°F | A Few Clouds

Weather: October

By Robert Lindsay Korty
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- October is the best month in New England. The trees turn, the air is crisp, and on clear days the sky takes on a remarkable shade of blue. It is a month of rapid change. In Boston, the average high on the first of the month is 67°F (19°C), but it is only 57°F (14°C) by the end. It has been as cold as 27°F (-3°C) and as hot as 90°F (32°C). Perhaps most striking is the rapidity with which daylight is lost. Sunset occurs at 6:25 p.m. today, but it moves to 4:45 p.m. by the end of the month, after standard time resumes. Even without shifting the hour with the time change, the sun sets forty minutes earlier at the end of the month than at the beginning.

A front will push through the East on Saturday night, bringing a chance of showers with its passage. High pressure will build in behind the front, assuring a crisp start to October.

Extended Forecast:

Today: Sunny. High 69°F (21°C).

Tonight: Clear. Low 53°F (12°C).

Saturday: Becoming partly cloudy, especially during the afternoon. Chance of showers overnight. High 73°F (23°C).

Sunday: Showers ending early, then clearing. High 65°F (18°C), low 55°F (13°C).