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Fall Has Fallen

The Autumn season has officially begun as of 11:44 a.m. EDT yesterday morning, and today is its first full day. We can expect gradually falling temperatures through the coming months, as New England transitions from its warm, pleasant summer to another cold, snowy winter. Although you may need to stop wearing flip-flops and start wearing jackets, you will still get to enjoy some sunshine; in fact, October has the greatest average number of clear days of any month in Boston. However, while it may still seem nice outside now, it won’t be long until winter weather arrives, as the average date of the first trace of snow is November 4th.

For the time being, however, high pressure will remain in control over the Northeast U.S., resulting in relatively pleasant weather for most of this week. Expect clear and sunny days with highs in the 60s through Thursday. Nights will continue to be a bit chilly, with lows in the upper 40s. Our next chance for rain will come toward the end of the week, as a cold front approaches the area.

Extended Forecast

Today: Sunny, High 64°F (18°C).

Tonight: Clear. Low 47°F (8°C).

Tomorrow: Sunny and calm, High 66°F (19°C).

Thursday: Sunny, Highs in the upper 60s°F (20°C).

Friday: Increasing clouds with a chance of showers, Highs in the mid 60s°F (18°C).