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Boston Weather: 72.0°F | Overcast


The Last of Summer?

By Scott Stransky

Hopefully you don’t have too many problem sets to enjoy this weekend’s warm weather. The high temperature should be around 80 F (27 C) both today and tomorrow. A weak cold front will pass through New England on Saturday night, leading to a pleasant 70 F (21 C) high on Sunday.

The average temperature for today is 75 F (24 C), and the record high was 95 F (35 C) set back in 1872. While we won’t reach the record, we should stay above the average much of the day today and tomorrow.

Elsewhere, Tropical Storm Florence (likely to become Hurricane Florence shortly), is churning out in the Atlantic. It may impact our weather, but it is still about 1500 miles (2400 km) away from Boston. If it turns toward us, it should arrive next Wednesday.

Extended Forecast

Today: Mostly sunny, high around 80 F (27 C)

Tonight: Some clouds, low near 60 F (16 C)

Saturday: Chance of thunderstorms, otherwise mix of clouds and sun, high near 80 F (27 C)

Saturday night: Chance of thunderstorms, otherwise partly cloudy, low near 60 F (16 C)

Sunday: Partly cloudy, high near 70 F (21 C)

Sunday night: Chance of showers, low near 60 F (16 C)

Monday: Some clouds, high near 65 F (18 C)

Monday night: Cloudy, low near 55 F (13 C)