World and Nation

A beautiful weekend

After a week filled with cloudy skies and drenching rain that brought record flooding to much of New England, the Boston area will be treated to a picture-perfect spring weekend. The cutoff low pressure system that brought persistent rainfall earlier this week has moved off the coast, leaving in its wake a high pressure system that will bring sunny skies and warm temperatures to the region.

Temperatures can be expected to reach the low 60s °F this afternoon with sunny skies and calm winds. Tomorrow, offshore flow will kick in, advecting warm air from our south and west and raising temperatures above the 70 degree mark. This pleasant pattern can be expected to last at least through Monday, making it a lot warmer than it was on April 5, 1874, when a temperature of 11°F was recorded in Boston!