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The end of a sunny week brings possibility of rain

We enjoyed beautiful weather in Cambridge this week thanks to a high pressure system that brought sunny skies and daily high temperatures ranging from the mid 70s°F (low 20s°C) to low 80s°F (mid 20s°C). Looking forward, a warm front is expected to stall south of New England today. Showers associated with this front should steer clear of Cambridge during the day, but expect to see cloudier skies today than what we’ve been used to lately. As for the weekend, the chance of showers increases tomorrow. Even if we don’t see any rain, we should see cloudy skies and cooler temperatures, with a high of around 72°F (22°C). The warm front should lift through the region on Sunday, with muggy weather and an increased chance of showers close behind.

In contrast to New England’s recent calm weather, today brings a significant severe weather threat to parts of the Midwest, with the greatest risk of severe storms centered on northwestern Iowa. Although it’s been relatively quiet this so far fall, today this region could see large hail, damaging winds, and possibly even a few tornadoes!