World and Nation

Clearing skies just in time for the weekend

MIT students had to deal with more than just Psets and exams this week. A potent low pressure system formed just off the coast of New England, bringing gusty winds and heavy rain to the area. Since Monday, Boston has picked up over 3 inches of rain and winds have gusted to as high as 60 mph!

In the wake of this week’s system, skies will clear and temperatures will return to normal by the weekend. Clouds will remain in place until late this evening. We should see an afternoon high of 56°F (13°C) with winds out of the north. Winds this evening could still gust to as high as 25 mph.

Tomorrow, winds will pick up out of the west ahead of the next cold front. Highs should make it into the low 60s °F (16°C) and skies should remain partly cloudy. Ultimately, the front will fizzle out as it reaches the area tomorrow evening, so only a slight chance of showers exists. Wind gusts as high as 30 mph on Saturday and Sunday will keep things breezy, but overall the weekend is shaping up to be pleasant.