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Thunderstorm Today, But Sunny Stretch to Continue

Thunderstorm Today, But Sunny Stretch to Continue

Welcome Class of 2012! From moving into to your dorm to outdoor events, the weather (so far) has shown its sunny side. The weather machine (the dome ball atop the Green Building) has provided five straight virtually cloud-free days. However, this afternoon will mark a short disruption to this pattern (a reboot), in the form of a cold front.

Today will start off slightly humid and cloudy. The approaching cold front will sweep through the Boston area this afternoon. The good news is that afterwards, behind the cold front, the dew point (a measure of the humidity) will quickly drop. However, there is slight uncertainty in the timing of the thunderstorm. The later it arrives, the more heat that gets accumulated at the surface, which in turn, gives the thunderstorms more strength. Alternatively, the earlier it arrives, the weaker any showers will be. After that, a high pressure system will build in and a new streak of sunny weather will begin.

Extended Forecast

Tonight: Mostly clear. Lows near 60°F (16°C).

Tomorrow: Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s°F (22°C).

Tomorrow Night: Mostly clear. Low in the lower 50s°F (11°C).

Thursday: Sunny again. Highs in the lower 70°F (22°C).

Friday: Sunny still. Highs in the upper 70s°F (26°C).