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Boston Weather: 28.0°F | Mostly Cloudy

Weather: Wicked West Winds

By Brian Tang
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- After being blasted by strong winds Wednesday, we’re in for round two today, and it looks to be even worse. The storm that brought rain last night will continue to intensify as it moves northeast, resulting in some howling winds from the west, which will peak in the early afternoon with gusts over 40 mph possible. Swirling piles of leaves and small branches on the ground will again be a common sight around campus.

After tomorrow, the weekend looks relatively nice. A weak area of high pressure should hold its ground both Saturday and Sunday, bringing less wind and mild temperatures. It will be a good weekend to make sure you have your winter clothes ready. A strong cold front will move through early Monday. It doesn’t look like there will be much precipitation with this front, but it will usher in much colder temperatures. Temperatures may fall throughout the day on Monday and be in the 30s by sunset with a stiff, cold wind. Be warned.

Extended Forecast:

Today: Rain ending early then partly cloudy and windy. Strong west winds 25-30 mph with gusts above 40 mph. High 54°F (12°C).

Tonight: Partly cloudy and breezy. Low 39°F (4°C).

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy with a light west breeze. High 56°F (13°C).

Tomorrow night: Partly cloudy with a light southwest breeze. Low 43°F (6°C)

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 59°F (15°C). Low 41°F (5°C).

Monday: A slight chance of a light shower in the morning, then partly cloudy, breezy, and turning colder. High 48°F (9°C) in the morning. Low 30°F (-1°C).