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Boston Weather: 45.0°F | Mostly Cloudy


Monday, the Last Day of Summer?

By Roberto Rondanelli

The fall weather will continue at least for today and tomorrow as our area is still dominated by an upper level trough and a low off shore. The low will continue to deepen as it moves off the coast. With not much large scale forcing to counteract the effect of the low at the surface, we will experience advection of moisture at low levels, drizzle and thick low level cloudiness can be expected. For Saturday some of the model runs predict a band of heavy precipitation moving northwest to our region during the afternoon, mostly affecting the Cape but with a good chance to reach inland Massachussetts. For Sunday, things will change for the better as the low and its associated trough give their place to a strong ridge and anticyclonic conditions. Expect temperatures above normal and sunny skies that will continue for Monday, when the high will rise above 80�F.

Extended Forecast

Today: Cloudy, periods of rain and drizzle. Low 60�F (16�C). High 70�F (21�C).

Tonight: Mostly cloudy, drizzle likely. Areas of fog. Low 59�F (15�C).

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, a band of heavy rainfall is possible during the afternoon. Then, partly cloudy in the evening. High 69�F (21�C).

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Low 59�F (15�C). High 75�F (24�C).