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Boston Weather: 66.0°F | Fog/Mist


Ophelia is Coming to Visit

Roberto Rondanelli

After a long dry spell, Boston received almost an inch of rain yesterday. The humid weather will continue during the next few days because of the influence of a relatively stationary cold front and blocking high pressure over the Atlantic.

As the weekend advances, Ophelia should make its appearance, sitting off the coast of New England by Saturday afternoon. Although a storm track passing over land in New England seems unlikely, parts of the Cape will be under watch for tropical storm force winds (winds of more than 39 m.p.h. (62 km/h).

Most of the model runs predict Ophelia will have a small core with tropical storm force winds constrained to a region of a few hundred kilometers in diameter. However, the influence of Ophelia if not in wind will still be evident especially during Saturday with cold and wet conditions. Certainly a not very welcome advance of the upcoming fall.

Extended Forecast

Today: Partly cloudy. Rain showers likely. High 72�F (22�C).

Saturday: Cloudy. Rain showers. Breezy. Low 60�F (16�C). High 68�F (20�C).

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Rain tapering towards the afternoon. Low 58�F (14�C). High 70�F (21�C).