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Boston Weather: 84.0°F | Mostly Cloudy


The Plunge

By Brian H. Tang

A mild Halloween and first day of November were certainly welcome around campus, but this morning brought a sharp reminder of the season. This is the time of year where the average temperature drops quickly toward its winter values. By the time you’re finishing up the last of your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers, the average high temperature will be around 47 F (8 C) and the average overnight low will be right around freezing.

Mother Nature intends on giving us a sampler these next few days of what we can expect on a regular basis later in the month. Cooler air will pour in from Canada throughout the day today keeping the temperature in check despite an abundance of sunshine. A northwesterly breeze will add a chill factor as well. This cold pocket of air will linger on top of us over the weekend, but temperatures will finally begin to moderate early next week as the winds become more southerly.

Extended Forecast

Today: Scattered afternoon clouds with a breezy west wind. Cool. High 47 F (8 C).

Tonight: Mostly clear and cold with frost. Low 31 F (-1 C).

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy, chilly, and breezy. High 46 F (8 C).

Sunday: Sunny and frosty in the morning, then increasing clouds in the afternoon. High 48 F (9 C). Low 30 F (-1 C).

Monday: Fair and a little warmer. High 55 F (13 C). Low 35 F (2 C).