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Boston Weather: 9.0°F | A Few Clouds


In the Throes of Autumn

By Tim Whitcomb

Although the month as a whole has been cooler than normal, temperatures have been above 70 F for the past five days and have remained above 65 F for the entire month of September. If you have denied the onset of fall, this may be one of the last glimpses of summer.

Precipitation levels in Boston are almost 1.3 inches below normal, but a large cyclone moving across the continent threatens to bring some possibly heavy rain to the area. Satellite imagery shows a very long front sweeping across the eastern Midwest associated with some heavy rains but very little severe weather at press time. The National Weather Service’s Boston office reports that the numerical models differ on the timing of the frontal passage, but it will most likely occur late tomorrow so it should not hold down the maximum temperature, leading to another day in the 70s F with showers later.

In the tropics, Hurricanes Gordon and Helene are in the Atlantic. Gordon is set to weaken as it heads toward northern Spain and the British Isles while the much stronger Helene remains out to sea and currently only poses a danger to fish and ships.

Extended Forecast

Today: Some clouds, moderate wind. 77 F (25 C).

Tonight: Lots of clouds, gusty wind, and rain. 56 F (13 C).

Wednesday: Some clouds, early rain but warming. 69 F (20 C).

Wednesday night: Clear and cooler with some wind. 52 F (11 C).