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Boston Weather: 66.0°F | Light Rain


Another Wet One

By Michael J. Ring

Unfortunately, after yesterday’s less-than-stellar weather to welcome you to the Institute, we are due for another bout of rain today. However, the rest of the week should offer fine weather for outdoor activity.

The two noteworthy features on the North American weather map are Tropical Storm Ernesto and a cold front draping southwestward from New York to Texas. It is the latter which is our problem today; as it moves through New England we can expect periods of rain with showers lingering into the evening. Fortunately, behind the cold front stretches a continent of dry weather — and that is what we will have to enjoy from tomorrow through the weekend.

As for Ernesto? The storm should re-strengthen to hurricane status by Wednesday morning as it clips southeastern Florida. From there the projected track takes the hurricane roughly parallel to the coast until the Carolinas, where a second landfall occurs on Friday or Saturday. Should this track verify we’ll likely have to deal with Ernesto’s remnants early next week.

Extended Forecast

Today: Rain. High near 68 F (20 C).

Tonight: Cloudy with scattered showers. Low near 60 F (16 C).

Wednesday: Clearing skies. High near 75 F (23 C).

Wednesday night: Clear. Low near 58 F (14 C).

Thursday: Sunny and pleasant. High near 72 F (22 C).