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Today's Weather: Much Cooler, With Some Rain

Temperatures got into the upper 80s in several places Wednesday, but we have a completely different kind of day ahead today.

By the way, the record temperature for Sept. 11 in Boston is a whopping 99 degrees.

One cold front went by the region overnight and shifted area winds from the warm-weather direction to a cooler one.

A second cold front will pass south during the day and bring thicker clouds and with them, the chance for a period of showers. This isn't going to be a washout, but brings the chance that some of us see anywhere from a tenth of an inch of rainfall.

Showers will move into the area later this morning and afternoon. (Courtesy COD Weather)
Showers will move into the area later this morning and afternoon. (Courtesy COD Weather)

Temperatures today will actually be warmest this morning and then continue to fall during the afternoon, as a cool northeasterly wind brings in Canadian maritime air.

I'm looking for Friday to be a fantastic day, with plenty of sunshine and readings right around the 70-degree mark. The sky should be bright and blue, and humidity levels will be very low. In spite of the fact that I have put showers in the forecast for today, we're continuing on the dry side.

Things turn warmer on Saturday, with readings getting back into the 70s, but I think there's going to be a fair amount of cloudiness in spite of some limited sunshine. It will also turn quite humid once again, but since temperatures won't be as warm as Wednesday, it will be tolerable. Remember the sun angle is also getting lower and lower rather fast, so even a warm day this time of the year isn't the same as it would be in July.

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Thursday: Clouds become thicker. Some afternoon showers. Falling temperatures through the 60s.

Thursday night: Clouds early, then clearing. Lows around 50.

Friday: Sunny and pleasant. Highs nearing 70.

Saturday: Sunshine and some clouds. May shower. Breezy. Highs in the mid- to upper 70s.

Sunday: Partly sunny and dry. Highs within a few degrees of 80.

Monday: Sunshine and warm. Highs near 80.

Tuesday: Partly sunny. Highs in the 70s.

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

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