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Still Sunny and Dry

As the summer comes to an end, we are still enjoying a rare sight for this season: sunny and dry days. The rest of the summer was in contrast very wet and stormy. July is climatologically the driest month of the year in Boston with a normal total of about 3.06 in (78 mm). This year the accumulated rain during July was 6.00 in (152 mm) with a total of 17 days with rain making it the 6th wettest July since 1872. June and August so far have also been wetter than normal. The total seasonal rainfall (13.9 in) is far from record breaking (24.89 inches in 1955) but it is still remarkable, making it at least within the 15 percent of the rainiest summers in Boston.

As for the rest of this week, we will continue under the influence of a strong high pressure that will give us at least a couple more dry and sunny days. The weekend will bring a band of showers that will cross the region Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Today: Mostly sunny. Low 59°F (15°C), high 74°F (23°C).

Tonight: Mostly clear and pleasant. Low 62°F (17°C).

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy in the afternoon. High 74°F (23°C).

Saturday: Mostly cloudy and a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Low 62°F (17°C). High 77°F (25°C).