World and Nation

Unusual warmth easing toward cool, rainy weather

Dry, warm weather will continue for New England through today. Temperatures, however, will not be as abnormally high as they were earlier this week. While many probably thought last Monday’s weather was pleasant, runners in the Boston Marathon were probably less satisfied. According to USA Today, roughly 2,500 of the over 20,000 participants sought medical attention for heat-related illness. Although humidity levels were moderate that day, high temperatures reaching the upper 80°F (30-32°C) were the main concern for the athletes.

New England’s weather will turn cool and rainy through the weekend. Two areas of low pressure should swing past the region, pushing out a high-pressure ridge that provided this week’s record-breaking warmth. The thermometer will plunge by late weekend with highs reaching only the mid-50s°F (12-14°C) on Sunday as Canadian air spills into New England.