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Cool, dry weather to return soon

Cambridge experienced a nice taste of fall this weekend with clear, blue skies and lows approaching the 40s (°F) . The high pressure system associated with this benign weather is now moving off into the Atlantic. Expect unsettled weather today as a low pressure system approaches from the southwest and a weak frontal boundary pushes through the area. Scattered showers this morning should give way to mostly cloudy skies in the afternoon. Expect moderate westerly winds behind that front.

By Wednesday, we’re thrown back into the dry, cool weather regime as high pressure builds in from the west. Skies should remain mostly clear for the rest of the week with highs in the mid to upper 60s (°F). By Thursday night, Cambridge will see lows in upper 40s while parts of western Massachusetts flirt with the 30s!

In contrast to the nice weather Cambridge has in store for the following days, parts of the southwestern US will be dealing with remnants of a Pacific hurricane. On Monday, Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja peninsula. At its peak, Odile had a central pressure of 922 millibars and packed maximum sustained winds of 125 mph!