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Boston Weather: 32.0°F | Overcast

Weather: A Raw Deal

By Michael J. Ring
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- As the leaves begin to fall from the trees and the days grow shorter, today’s weather will give us an unpleasant reminder that we are entering a gloomier time of the year.

The culprit responsible for today’s rain is a low pressure system currently over the Great Lakes, which will slide eastward toward New England today. After dropping half an inch to an inch of rain over much of the Ohio Valley yesterday, this system should bring us similar amounts of rain today. Additionally, a weaker low pressure system now over the Dakotas will keep the threat of showers in our forecast for Saturday, once the stronger low passes.

The early part of next week should be sunny but temperatures will be seasonably cool. Low temperatures next week will drop to 40°F, even in downtown Boston -- another sure sign summer is just a memory.

Extended Forecast:

Today: Rain developing in the afternoon. High near 60°F (16°C).

Tonight: Rain; may be heavy at times. Low near 55°F (13°C).

Tomorrow: Rain ending but lingering showers throughout the day. High near 64°F (18°C).

Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy and colder. Low near 45°F (8°C).

Sunday: Sunny but cool. High near 60°F (16°C). Low near 40°F (6°C).

Monday: Continued sunny but cool, with the high near 60°F (16°C).