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Forecast: Fall Begins With 'Glorious' Afternoon

A glorious September afternoon is on the way for the first day of fall. Temperatures will reach the 60s to near 70 after our chilly start. Sunshine is in the forecast not only today but for the rest of the workweek and into the weekend.

High pressure is keeping storms and most cloudiness away from the area. There will be a weather system brushing by to the south on Thursday, and this could lead to some clouds and an outside risk of a shower over the extreme southern portions of coastal New England.  Otherwise, I expect everyone to continue with the sunshine and pleasant readings.

As we head into the weekend summer makes a return. Highs on Saturday and Sunday will reach the lower 80s in many places and even the 70s on Cape Cod. It will be a good time to get in one last trip to the beach or hang out by the pool if you haven’t closed it down already.

The mornings will be cool, but temperatures will quickly rise. I don’t see any frost for the foreseeable future. Speaking of the future, with only  a week left in September, we continue to see no rain in sight. Boston has had just over half an inch of rain this month and we are poised to end up with one of the top 10 driest Septembers on record.  The lack of rain is going to keep fire danger very high as we head into October and the leaves start falling.

Enjoy the sunshine the next week, but remember to be careful with any flames or other burning material.


Tuesday afternoon: Sunny and pleasant with a high of 66 to 70.

Tuesday night: Mostly clear with a low around 45.

Wednesday: Sunny with a high in the upper 60s on the coast (near 70 inland).

Thursday: A blend of clouds and sunshine (most clouds South of Boston). Highs of 65 to 70.

Friday: Sunny and mild. High near 75.

Saturday: Sunshine after any early-morning ground fog. Warm with a high near 80.

You can follow David’s weather updates on Twitter at @growingwisdom.

David Epstein Twitter Meteorologist
David Epstein is WBUR's meteorologist.

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