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Boston Weather: 25.0°F | Partly Cloudy

Weather: More of the Same

By Jonathan R. Moskaitis
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- Without any tropical interlopers to speak of, our region is set for yet another stretch of quite agreeable weather. This continues the theme of the last 6 weeks: long periods of dry, sunny conditions, broken only by the rain and clouds injected into the area from the tropics. The first tropical cyclone to affect our weather was Gaston, during the last few days of August. It dropped only 0.3 inches (0.8 cm) of rain here. A little more than a week later, Frances swept through, with 1.8 inches (4.6 cm) of rain. Then, separated by nine day intervals of quiet weather, came Ivan and Jeanne, bringing 2.9 inches (7.4 cm) and 2.7 inches (6.9 cm) of rain, respectively.

Given only the remarkably consistent interval between tropical cyclones, we might expect another one to be drenching us right now. Fortunately, for a waterlogged and hurricane-weary coast, the tropics have quieted down. There are currently no named storms in the Atlantic basin, and it does not appear that there are any in the formative stages.

Extended Forecast:

Today: Sunny and warm. High 74°F (23°C).

Tonight: Clear. Low: 57°F (14°C).

Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 73°F (23°C).

Sunday: Partly cloudy, breezy and cooler. High 62°F (17°C).

Monday: Sunny. High 61°F (16°C).