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Cool and clear weekend ahead

After a warm day, a cold front will come through tonight, bringing some chance of rain and a cool weekend to sweep away the stress of career week. A high pressure system will come in to bring clear skies and temperatures in the mid-60°s to the Boston area for the weekend, serving as a friendly reminder that the first official day of autumn was Wednesday, September 21. The clear skies and high visibility may give everyone a reason to smile on Monday morning.

As we enter fall, approximately two-thirds of the North Atlantic hurricane season is behind us. The final third of the season typically brings approximately 20 percent of the storms, including some of the most destructive ones in recent memory; for example, the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy’s landfall in the U.S. Northeast is four years ago this October. As the weather begins cooling down, keep an ear out for storms forming out in the Atlantic; hurricanes have been recorded as making landfall as late as the week before Thanksgiving.