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Tropic Thunder

Tropic Thunder

Tropical cyclone activity in the Atlantic basin has recently surged. Tropical Storm Hanna formed yesterday northeast of the Bahamas and will possibly threaten the east coast of the U.S. sometime late next week. However, the main story is Tropical Storm Gustav, which made landfall in Haiti and Jamaica over the past few days and threatens to move into the Gulf of Mexico by the weekend. Oil companies have begun to evacuate some personnel, as the storm will likely impact the Gulf states early next week. The future intensities and exact paths of these storms are still highly uncertain, but they bear close monitoring.

Closer to home in the Boston area today, expect partly sunny skies and pleasant temperatures. A cold front will approach us on Saturday, bringing with it the possibility of some light showers and thunderstorms. High pressure will build in afterward, providing pleasant conditions through at least the first day of classes. Enjoy!

Extended Forecast

Today: Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 70s°F (24°C).

Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 60s°F (16°C).

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs near 80°F (27°C). Lows in the mid 60s°F (18°C).

Sunday through Reg Day: Sunny. Highs in the low 80s°F (28°C). Lows in the lower 60s°F (16°C).