World and Nation

Cool, dry weather to persist after record rain

Wednesday’s miserable weather proved to be a record-setter here in the Boston area. Logan airport reported a Dec. 7-record 1.60 inches of rain, breaking the old high mark of 1.15” set back in 1959.

Yesterday and today have proven to be much drier, which will be the trend for the foreseeable future. In addition, temperatures will become quite seasonable. Highs will be in the 40s and lows will generally be a bit below freezing. This weather is in contrast to the exceptionally warm weather experienced here in November and early December. Boston Logan recorded the second-highest November ever this year. The average temperature was 50.4°F, which was 5.7° above normal. The only warmer November for Boston was in 1975, when the average temperature was more than 7°F above the normal.