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Running Against the Wind

Running Against the Wind

On every day this month, the mean temperature has been lower than the climatological average. This cold spell looks almost certain to continue through at least the middle of next week, as we will not get the southwesterly flow necessary for warm conditions this time of year. Instead, after a couple days of chilly northwesterly winds, we will have a potent Nor'easter to ride out. All of the long-range numerical weather prediction models develop the storm just off the mid-Atlantic coast on Sunday, and then park it somewhere off the south coast of New England on Patriot's Day. This means we will likely see a prolonged period of stiff easterly winds and heavy rain from Sunday night through Monday, with the timing of the heaviest rain and strongest winds dependent on the exact trajectory of the storm. Anyone participating in the Boston Marathon or planning to go out and cheer on the runners should keep a close eye on this late-season Nor'easter as it develops.

Extended Forecast

Today: Cloudy, breezy. High 45°F (7°C).

Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low 36°F (2°C).

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy. High 49°F (9°C).

Tomorrow night: Mostly cloudy. Low 37°F (3°C).

Sunday: Cloudy, becoming windy with a chance of rain late. High 42°F (6°C).

Monday: Very windy with heavy rain likely. High 40°F (4°C).