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Forecast: Holiday Brings Sunshine With Highs In Lower 60s

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After a lousy start to the holiday weekend, Sunday was gorgeous and Columbus Day will repeat that nice weather. After a cool morning, it’s a return to milder weather with highs this afternoon in the lower 60s. Some of you will be working all day, but around lunch time it will be about 60 degrees so it’s a good afternoon to take your lunch outside.

A southerly flow of air the next few days will bring warmer air and more humidity to the region. Starting Tuesday with highs reaching or exceeding 70 degrees for much of the rest of the workweek.

Although it’s going to be warm, the weather won’t be all sun and blue skies. A slow moving system to our west will help pull tropical air into the region and this will also bring along with it some showers.

From Tuesday night through Wednesday there might be a quick shower, mostly in the afternoon. As we head into Thursday the risk for showers increases and most of us get wet. Also, there is the chance for thunderstorms later this week along with gusty winds.

It’s impossible to predict if there will be any severe weather later this week, but depending on how the atmospheric conditions develop later this week, some areas could see heavy downpours. More on this as we head deeper into the week, but next weekend is looking dry and pleasant after the rain.


Today: Mostly sunny with highs in the lower 60s.

Overnight: Mostly cloudy but not as chilly with lows in the lower 50s.

Tuesday: Clouds with some sunny breaks. Humidity is to be expected with highs between 70 and 75.

Wednesday: Warm and a bit humid with a few showers possible during the second part of the afternoon. Highs expected to be in the mid to upper 70s.

Thursday: Lots of clouds with periods of showers with highs near 70 degrees.

Friday: A blend of clouds and sunshine with a few showers with highs in the upper 60s to near 70 degrees.

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David Epstein is WBUR's meteorologist.

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