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Today's Weather: Sunshine And More Seasonal Temperatures

A strong flow of southwest winds and summertime air boosted temperatures into the lower 90s yesterday, or 20 degrees above seasonal averages. Boston reached 92 degrees.

A cold front has now pushed offshore and provided some areas with much needed rainfall. Even so, we didn't see nearly enough rain to alleviate what have become very dry conditions this month. Other than the first day of September, we have not seen any significant rain.

Highs Tuesday will be in the 70s as opposed to the 90s the day before. (Courtesy COD Weather)
Highs Tuesday will be in the 70s, as opposed to the 90s the day before. (Courtesy COD Weather)

It will not be as warm for the rest of the week, although temperatures will still run quite a bit above average. Normal temperatures are in the upper 60s to low 70s during the day and low to mid-50s at night.

I don't see any rain in the forecast for the rest of the week. As a matter of fact, sunshine will be the dominant weather feature right through the weekend. It will be a bit cooler on Friday, but still above average.

If we did get near 90 or even reached that mark in October, it would be way more unusual than yesterday’s heat, but not out of the question.

You can follow my updates here and on Twitter @growingwisdom.


Tuesday: Becoming mostly sunny after some morning clouds, highs in the mid-70s.

Tuesday night: Mainly clear. Lows 51-56.

Wednesday: Plenty of sun. Highs in the low to mid-70s.

Thursday: Sunshine, pleasant. Highs in the mid-70s.

Friday: Lots of sun. Highs near 75.

Saturday: Sunshine and warm. Highs approaching 76.

Sunday: More sunshine and dry. Highs within a few degrees of 77.

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