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Boston Weather: 39.0°F | A Few Clouds


Free Fall

By Cegeon J. Chan

Just like the Red Sox, temperatures have plummeted. The calendar may say summer, but we’re getting a free preview of fall-like temperatures, at least for one more day. With forecasted high temperatures in the upper 60s F, this will be another anomalously cool day compared to climatology (approximately 100-year average.) This colder than normal pattern can be dated back to the previous month. For August, Boston averaged about one degree Fahrenheit cooler than the monthly average.

Will this cool trend continue? The National Climate Prediction Center (CPC), which is responsible for long-term forecasts (defined to be between six day to three month outlooks), is actually predicting a slightly above-average chance for temperatures to be warmer than climatology for the next couple of weeks. As for rain, the CPC is going with a high chance to be wetter than normal. So, despite the cooler temperatures, better enjoy the sunny skies while it lasts!

Extended Forecast

Today: Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s F (20 C).

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 40s F (9 C).

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. Highs in around 70 F (21 C).

Wednesday Night: Partly Cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s F (13 C).

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 60s F (20 C).