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Forecast: Clearing Skies And Mild For The Start Of Meteorological Winter Today

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The final month of meteorological autumn is now in the record books, and it was another mild month.

November marked the 16th out of the past 17 months Boston recorded an average temperature above seasonal normals. Only April this year has been colder than average.

It's been a dry year — actually it's been a dry couple of years — and while the rain was welcomed, we still need more.

Today is a great day for Dec. 1. This would even be a nice day for late October, with a westerly wind, increasing sunshine and very mild air. Highs will range 55-60 degrees this afternoon, which is, needless to say, well above average.

Temperatures will be declining over the coming days as we lose a bit of warmth each day. By the time Sunday arrives it will feel very chilly, but still be dry.

On Sunday, the Patriots game will see temperatures around 40 degrees with partial sunshine. While it will not be as warm tomorrow as it is today, the core of the cold winter chill remains out west.

Temperatures remain mild for early December on Friday here in New England. (Courtesy NOAA)
Temperatures remain mild for early December on Friday here in New England. (Courtesy NOAA)

Between today and Sunday the weather also is expected to be dry. There will be a blend of clouds and sunshine, but no precipitation after the past two days of rain.

If you are looking to clean up the yard still the next five days should provide ample opportunity.

It appears another storm will move through the center of the nation during the middle of next week. This will perhaps bring another round of rain to our area, as the cold and snow remain out west for now.

You can follow my weather updates on Twitter at @growingwisdom.


Thursday: Cloudy early then partly to mostly sunny and mild. A bit breezy. Highs in the mid-50s to as warm as 60 in spots.

Thursday Night: Partly to mostly clear and colder. Lows in the upper 20 to mid-30s.

Friday: Partly sunny and cooler. Possible quick light rain drops/sprinkles. Highs in the mid-40s to near 50.

Saturday: Sun and clouds, highs in the mid-40s.

Sunday: Mainly sunny. Highs in the lower 40s.

Monday: More clouds than sunshine, seasonably chilly.  Highs in the upper 30s to around 40.

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

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