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Mother Nature Complies

Mother Nature Complies

As summer fades into fall, the days will get shorter, the weather will become more changeable, and the Red Sox magic number will continue to shrink. Despite the chaotic nature of the atmosphere and Terry Francona’s bullpen usage, I can say all of those things with near certainty. Furthermore, I can be very confident that Mother Nature will comply with most, if not all, of our plans as the recent nice stretch of weather continues. The week won’t be without changes (as always), but thankfully we will not see temperature extremes like the 55°F to 96°F jump we saw from last Monday to Saturday.

Today, as a high pressure area moves to our east, temperatures rise into the mid 80s°F and the humidity returns for another one of its frequent visits. Tomorrow remains quite warm but a cold front approaching will bring in some afternoon clouds and a slight risk of a thunderstorm. As I see it, the best chance of showers will be overnight Thursday into Friday morning. We should only have to wait until early Friday afternoon for the sun and mid 70s°F temperatures to return and, with high pressure building in, we might be in for a picture perfect weekend. Just remember, even though no weather interruptions are likely for Orientation activities (or baseball) through the end of the week, the MIT weather team will stay ever vigilant.

Extended Forecast

Tonight: Mostly clear, more humid. Low 62°F (17°C).

Tomorrow: Sunny to partly sunny, chance of late day thunderstorm. High 86°F (30°C).

Friday: Morning shower, partly cloudy afternoon. High 78°F (26°C).