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Forecast: Much Cooler Air Arrives Today

There is a point late in August when the temperatures start to feel cool enough at night and during the early mornings where you know fall is coming. We've already lost somewhere shy of two hours of daylight since the summer solstice. This decrease in light is beginning to have a marked effect on our temperature with any day that reaches 80 degrees now being warmer-than-average.

Much cooler and drier weather will move into the region today. (Courtesy COD Weather)
Much cooler and drier weather will move into the region today. (Courtesy COD Weather)

This weekend the sun will rise for the first time this season after 6 a.m. The signs are there and it's going to feel like late August the next several days. Temperatures on both Saturday and Sunday will only reach the 70s with Sunday being the cooler of the two days. A consistent northeasterly wind off the water on Sunday may actually keep temperatures in the upper 60s all day so if you are planning on going to the beach be aware it is not going to be very warm and you will need a sweatshirt or a sweater.

In terms of cloud cover Saturday is our brightest day with some cloudiness mixed with the sunshine on Sunday. A few of these clouds could yield a quick shower, but for the most part it's a dry weekend. Temperatures at night will be very comfortable and you'll be able to keep the windows open with perhaps a necessary extra blanket needed if you're headed into northern New England.
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David Epstein Twitter Meteorologist
David Epstein is WBUR's meteorologist.

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