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Get Your Sweaters

Get Your Sweaters

The remnants of tropical storm Hanna swept through Boston at a relatively innocuous timing (well, it depends for whom) and much weakened specifically in wind, so that it was hard to distinguish it from a regular rainstorm. After the passage of Hanna, weather has been fair and pleasant. Unfortunately this nice trend will end today abruptly as a cold front pushes through our region. The cold front will manifest itself with thunderstorms that will begin late in the afternoon. A high pressure will bring relatively cool weather with temperatures that might require you to dust off a sweater or a jacket for Wednesday evening.

In the Caribbean, Hurricane Ike follows a trajectory that will maximize its dissipation, as the eye of the storm crosses longitudinally over Cuba. Nevertheless, according to the latest report from the National Hurricane Center, it is expected to make landfall on the coast of Texas at the end of the week with a 25 percent chance of being a major hurricane by that time (winds higher than 111 mph) and a 44 percent chance of being only a tropical storm.

Extended Forecast

Today: Partly cloudy to cloudy. Warm and humid in the afternoon with a chance of thunderstorms, then much cooler and drier. Low 64°F (18°C). High 83°F (28°C).

Tonight: Isolated thunderstorms. Low 56°F (13°C).

Wednesday: Mostly sunny and cooler. High 68°F (20°C).

Thursday: Mostly sunny. Low 49°F (10°C). High 67°F (19°C).