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Pleasant weather in store for Columbus Day

The period of seasonable and clear weather that Cambridge experienced this week will briefly come to an end as a low pressure system develops off the New England coast this evening. High clouds will overspread the region this afternoon and gradually thicken as moist air begins to stream northeast. Highs this afternoon should reach the lower 60s°F with winds out of the west. Rain will hold off until early tomorrow morning as an area of precipitation associated with the low rides along a stalled front to our southeast. Scattered showers should continue into the afternoon before clearing begins tomorrow evening. Expect highs tomorrow in upper 50s°F and northerly winds.

As the low pressure system departs on Sunday, winds will shift to the northwest as a cooler air mass moves in from Canada. High pressure will bring dry air, clear skies, and calm winds to New England during the early part of next week. Sunday’s high temperature will be in the upper 50s°F, and by Monday we rebound to the lower 60s°F. More unsettled weather is expected by the middle of next week so get out and enjoy the clear, cobalt skies this weekend!