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More Variable New England Weather

A friend of mine once said, “You can tell that it’s fall when the skies are clear and blue.” And while this did apply to many of our high school afternoons, it isn’t quite as cut and dry here in Cambridge, where the weather varies more dramatically. Yesterday was such a day with completely clear skies due to high pressure off the coast. Today should also be fairly clear, with a few clouds here and there.

But as this high moves away, a low pressure system will approach us, bringing moisture and a chance of precipitation. A surface cold front should arrive early Wednesday morning, and with it, we may see some chance rain. If we see any precipitation, it should total no more than a quarter of an inch; the atmosphere should be fairly stable, so we shouldn’t see too much convection. Winds will be fairly light, less than 10 mph. By Thursday, the chance for precipitation should be over, and we will likely see some sun, through a cloudy sky. A cold front that currently sits to the north of us in Canada will push through on Thursday and will likely lower temperatures later in the week. Fall is indeed upon us.

Extended Forecast

Today: High around 77°F (25°C), and mostly sunny. Light winds below 10 mph.

Tonight: Low around 63°F (17°C) with clouds moving in.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy during the day with a chance of showers before noon, high around 84°F (29°C). Low near 62°F (16°C), with a slight chance of rain before 11 p.m.

Thursday: Mostly sunny with a high in the middle to upper 70s°F (25°C). Low in the upper 50s°F (14°C).