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Boston Weather: 41.0°F | Overcast and Breezy


Hard to Beat

By Brian H. Tang

The best weather in Boston often falls in the month of September. This Labor Day weekend is no exception. A front will move through late tomorrow but will not bring any rain to the campus. It will usher in cooler and less humid weather for the weekend as a strong high pressure system sits on top of us. A weak system will swing by to the north on Sunday, but that will only bring a few clouds. Labor Day itself looks mighty fine, so take this opportunity before the semester begins to explore the city and enjoy the outdoors. Those of you new to the area will quickly find out weekends like this are a rarity in New England.

The peak of the Atlantic hurricane season is nearing, and the Atlantic is teeming with activity currently. Just this morning, a new tropical depression developed. If it strengthens into a tropical storm, its name will be Maria. There is also an area of low pressure that just emerged off Africa. It stands a good chance of strengthening in to the 15th depression of the season. All these areas are far from land and there will be plenty of time to gauge their threat, if any, to the United States.

Extended Forecast:

Today: Sunny with a few afternoon clouds. Light winds. High 86�F (30�C).

Tonight: Clear. Low 62�F (17�C).

Saturday: Mostly sunny and a little cooler. High 81�F (27�C).

Sunday: Mostly sunny in the morning, then scattered afternoon clouds. High 74�F (23�C). Low 61�F (16�C).

Labor Day: Mostly sunny and pleasant. High 73�F (23�C). Low 55�F (13�C).