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Boston Weather: 40.0°F | A Few Clouds and Breezy
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I See You’re Eyeing Those Snow Boots

Well, I’m sorry to get your hopes up; Boston just isn’t far enough inland for that delightful white fluffy stuff. We get rain. Sorry. I feel your loss, really: after half of a semester of Experimental Physics 1, I’m more than ready to throw snowballs at all my friends. So, why are we not getting snow? It’s simply not cold enough here yet; remember how unseasonably warm it was on Sunday with a high of 66°F? The source of today’s storm is a low that strengthened as it moved from off the middle Atlantic coast to New England. It has enough moisture to give us anywhere from a quarter to a half inch of rain today in Cambridge (grab your umbrellas!), and drop anywhere from a few flakes to a few inches in the Berkshires and at other high altitudes far inland. Don’t worry too much though about your missed snowball fights; we’ll get our wintry weather soon enough.

Besides plenty of rain, today holds a high of around 51°F (11°C). As that strong low moves northward into Quebec, the rain will also leave us. It’ll be a chilly and breezy night, but still above freezing with a low around 35°F (2°C), and a southwest wind around 25 mph, with gusts up to 45 mph. If you’re going to be out late with those problem sets tonight, grab a warm jacket. It’s likely to be breezy tomorrow also; Wednesday will have a strong wind around 23 mph from the west, with gusts up to 35 mph. The winds should die down by Thursday with a sunny high around 50°F (10°C).

Extended Forecast

Today: Rain with up to a half inch of accumulation and a high around 51°F (11°C).

Tonight: Windy with a 50 percent chance of precipitation, low near 35°F (2°C).

Tomorrow: Breezy and cooler with a high of 49°F (9°C).

Tomorrow night: Mostly clear, windy with a low in the mid 30s°F (2°C).

Thursday: Sunny with a high around 50°F (10°C).