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Boston Weather: 51.0°F | Light Rain Fog/Mist

Weather: Rainy Days for Travel

By J.R. Moskaitis
STAFF METEOROLOGIST --

“If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth studying it. And life would not be worth living.” -- Henri Poincare

A rather potent early-season storm traversing the eastern U.S. could pose some travel headaches for those leaving town on Wednesday. The surface low pressure area will accelerate out of the southern Great Plains tonight, reaching the eastern Great Lakes by Wednesday night. Heavy rain and snow will fall in a wide swath to the northwest of this track. Just ahead of the low pressure center and attendant cold front, from the Ohio Valley south to the Gulf of Mexico, severe thunderstorms are expected. Finally, in the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast, a warm front associated with the same storm will also cause some rain. Here in Cambridge, expect the wet weather to arrive during the day on Wednesday, with precipitation increasingly likely after nightfall.

Extended Forecast:

Today: Increasing clouds. High 49°F (9°C).

Tonight: Overcast. Low 45°F (7°C).

Wednesday: Breezy with rain likely, especially towards evening. High 51°F (11°C).

Thanksgiving: Rain early, then mostly cloudy with showers. A warm southery wind. High 60°F (16°C).

Friday: Partly sunny, much colder and windy. Some flurries possible. High 38°F (4°C).