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Boston Weather: 36.0°F | Mostly Cloudy

Weather: Crisp and Clear

By Nikki Prive

Listen! the wind is rising,

and the air is wild with leaves,

We have had our summer evenings,

now for October eves! -- Humbert Wolfe

High pressure building over the Ohio valley will dominate the weather pattern in Boston for the remainder of the week. This high pressure will keep skies clear and temperatures brisk, with daytime highs in the 50s and 60s°F. Nights will be downright chilly, with temperatures falling near 40°F in the city, and close to freezing away from the coast. The coldest temperatures will occur today and tonight, with a gradual warming toward the end of the week.

Although we will see the coldest temperatures of the season tonight, there is little chance of approaching the record low temperature of 31°F set in Boston in 1883. The earliest recorded autumn snowfall ever in Boston occured on Oct. 2, 1899, with a trace of snow. Oct. 10, 1979 saw the earliest measurable snowfall with 0.2 inches. The mean date for the first trace of snow is Nov. 4, just a month away.


Today: Sunny, high near 55°F (13°C).

Tonight: Clear, low around 40°F (4°C).

Wednesday: Mostly sunny with increasing cloudiness, high near 60°F (15°C), overnight lows in the upper 40s°F (9°C).

Thursday: Partly cloudy, high in the upper 60s°F (20°C), low near 50°F