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Forecast: Mild Air Friday, Before Cooler Weather This Weekend

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In Boston, the record high temperature for today is 73. This record is in jeopardy of being broken this afternoon, but we need a few things to happen. Solar radiation is waning this time of year and if we don’t get a few hours of sunshine today, it’s going to be difficult to break the record.

The air mass over us is of tropical origin. You likely are noticing just how warm it was last night and how much it feels like spring this morning. If we did get a day with full sunshine we would easily break the record, but the predominance of clouds might hold us back.

No matter what happens this afternoon, it’s going to be the mildest day of the month. I don’t expect we will see this type of warmth again this year.

Showers are going to be possible overnight as a cold front pushes off the coast and cooler and drier air infiltrates. This is the air for the weekend.

Saturday is cooler, but won’t really be very chilly. With highs up near 60 degrees in the afternoon it will be a pleasant day to enjoy being outside.

Sunday is definitely the colder of the two weekend days. Highs Sunday barely reach 50. There won’t be much wind on Sunday so the chill will be tolerable.

A warming trend follows next week with a few showers in the middle part.  We are still very dry and there is no sign of any significant rain heading into the second half of November.


Friday: Breezy and warm with lots of clouds. Highs 70-75.

Friday Night: Cloudy and mild, with a few showers. Lows in the 50s.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high between 55-60.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high near 50.

Monday: Sunny, with a high in the lower 50s.

Tuesday: Partly sunny, with a high in the mid-50s.

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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