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Boston Weather: 82.0°F | Mostly Cloudy


Continuation of a Beautiful September

By Timothy R. Whitcomb

In a sketch, Lewis Black jealously remarked that the job of a TV meteorologist in San Diego was one of the easiest jobs in the world.

“What’s the weather going to be like, Lou?”

“Nice! … Back to you!”

Lou has found a new job as the forecaster in New England, at least for the past few days. Labor Day weekend brought a break from high humidity as the dew point temperatures dropped into the mid-to-low 50 s and the temperature hovered around 70 F on Monday.

For the next few days, we should expect the pleasant conditions to continue as we continue to be dominated by a ridge of high pressure. Look for fairly light winds, cool nights, mild days, and a humidity that is more than tolerable.

In the Atlantic, Hurricane Maria continues to pose a possible threat to shipping vessels, but no danger to land as yet. On Monday, the National Hurricane Center classified Tropical Depression Fifteen so there is more afoot in the tropics to keep an eye out for.

Extended Forecast

Today: Clear skies, highs 77–80 F (25–27 C)

Tonight: Clear skies, lows near 50 F (10 C)

Wednesday: Clear skies, highs 80–83 F (27–29 C)

Thursday: A little cloudy, highs near 85 F (29 C)