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Weekend Forecast: Bright And Dry Weather This Saturday And Sunday

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Let's start with a final note on Thursday's storm. The barometric pressure reached a new record low for October in Boston at 975.3 millibars.

This brought about some extreme wind and obviously a lot of power outages across New England. October has seen its share of wind storms and power outages the past decade.

Now we're moving on to a more tranquil few days with plenty of sunshine starting today and lasting through the weekend. Temperatures this afternoon will reach the upper 50s. Winds will still be brisk, but not anything like what we saw Thursday.

Highs Friday reach the 50s to near 60. (Dave Epstein/WBUR)
Highs Friday reach the 50s to near 60. (Dave Epstein/WBUR)

It will be crisp through the weekend with readings down in the 30s and 40s Saturday and Sunday. Both days feature a lot of sunshine with highs Saturday getting near 60, and Sunday highs reaching into the mid-60s.

This weekend is the Head of the Charles Regatta and with the lack of wind both days, it will be wonderful for both rowers and spectators alike.

On Monday a storm system from the Gulf of Mexico will move southeast of New England. Presently it looks as though it will stay far enough offshore to keep any precipitation away. If the storm were to back up a little bit and come closer to the area, we could see showers late Monday or early Tuesday.

Another storm system will approach the area for the middle of next week, but exact details on this will have to wait a few days.
You can follow my updates here and on Twitter @growingwisdom.

David Epstein Meteorologist
David Epstein was WBUR's meteorologist.



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