World and Nation

Sizzling summer to slide aside to stormy showers

Our latest serving of heat is not to stay for long. Though we have recently found time to cherish some remnants of summer, a cold front is set to pass through the Boston area this morning, bringing rain and likely thunderstorms. Highs today are in the upper 70s°F. Expect further plunging into the upper 60s°F for tomorrow. Into next week, expect mostly sunny skies with highs continuing in the upper 60s °F.

In weather news elsewhere, Tropical Storm Humberto gained hurricane status yesterday in the Eastern Atlantic, the first hurricane in 2013. Out of years so far in this century, 2013 ties with 2002 for the latest date, September 11, of the coming of the first hurricane. In fact, no hurricane season has had a later first hurricane since 1941. Humberto is very unlikely to pose a threat to the United States.