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Omar Churns in Atlantic as Boston Cools Down

Although fall is in full swing, the annual hurricane season stretches through the month of October, and the Atlantic has been home to some recent cyclone activity in the form of Hurricane Omar.

After forming on Monday off the northern coast of South America in the Caribbean Sea, Omar began strengthening, attaining Tropical Storm status on Tuesday and Hurricane status the following day. During the early morning hours on Thursday, Omar battered Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands with sustained winds upward of 125 mph (200 km/h) before moving out to sea and beginning to lose strength. Although a storm of such strength is unlikely to reach New England, the possibility for the formation of new tropical cyclones still exists for the next few weeks.

Here in the Boston area, we will see some more autumn-like weather over the coming week. Although we have been enjoying temperatures in the upper 60s for most of this week, a cold front that passed through the region on Thursday will bring cooler, crisper weather in the near future. Mostly clear conditions can be expected for the next few days, with temperatures ranging from the 50s during the daytime to the lower 40s overnight.

Extended Forecast

Today: Mostly sunny. High 56°F (13°C).

Tonight: Clear. Low 41°F (5°C).

Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 51°C (11°C).

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Highs in the low 50s°F (11°C).

Monday: Mostly sunny, Highs in the upper 50s°F (15°C).