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Boston Weather: 56.0°F | Overcast


Tranquil Travel Conditions

Jon Moskaitis

For those with travel plans over the next few days, the weather will be quite cooperative, both locally and across most of the rest of the country. Here in the Northeast, a large high pressure system will provide tranquil weather through Wednesday night, with sunny days, clear nights, and light winds. By Thursday, however, a storm that the high pressure system has trapped off the Carolina coast will slowly begin its escape toward the northeast. Rain and wind from this coastal storm will likely arrive in the Cambridge area by Friday, although the timing is rather uncertain at this point.

Over the rest of the country conditions will also be amenable to travel, save for two trouble spots. The aforementioned storm just off of the Carolina coast will bring heavy rain and wind to that area through Wednesday, perhaps leading to some flooding. The Pacific Northwest will also see more rain, adding to monthly precipitation totals that currently stand at 10 to 20 inches (25 to 51 cm) in the lower elevations and 20 to 30 inches (51 to 76 cm) in the west-facing slopes of the Cascades and Olympics!

Extended Forcast

Today: Sunny. High 46�F (8�C).

Tonight: Clear and calm. Low 28�F (-2�C).

Tomorrow: Sunny, a bit warmer. High 52�F (11�C).

Tomorrow night: Clear. Low 35�F (2�C).

Thanksgiving: Increasing clouds, with an easterly breeze. High 49�F (9�C).

Friday: Windy with rain likely. High 52�F (11�C).