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October in New England:
A Meteorological Grab Bag

October has begun! Historically this month has been home to a wide variety of weather conditions for the New England region. This time of year has seen weather ranging from snowfall (on October 2, 1899), to 90 degree temperatures (on October 12, 1954), to hurricane landfalls (on October 20, 1770). As we transition from a warmer, calmer summer weather pattern to the cold, stormy winter pattern, it’s possible to experience all kinds of weird phenomena.

At least for the near future, however, the Boston area will be having a typical fall: high temperatures in the 60s°F (around 18°C) and lows around 50°F (10°C). A low pressure system currently situated over the Midwest will bring showers and windy conditions for tomorrow, with rain lasting through the day, adding up to between one quarter to one half inch. Sunshine will then return for the remainder of the week, with showers possible once again over the weekend.

Extended Forecast

Today: Sunny, High 66°F (19°C).

Tonight: Becoming cloudy, Low 53°F (12°C). A chance of showers beginning towards daybreak.

Tomorrow: Rainy and windy, High 67°F (19°C).

Thursday: Sunny and breezy, Highs in the mid 60s°F (18°C).

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