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Fall-like weather in the cards

While September typically heralds the beginning of meteorological fall, especially at Boston’s latitude, the weather this year has not shown it. Today brings yet another day of record excessive heat and advisories to the Boston area, as temperatures soar into the mid 90s °F with high humidity. Drastic change, however, is coming. A cold front will surge across the Northeast this evening causing scattered thunderstorms, some of which could bring heavy downpours and gusty winds. In its wake, cooler, drier air will surge south into New England. High temperatures Friday will stay in the mid 70s °F, and by the weekend could struggle to even reach 70 °F. These near-normal, cooler conditions will persist for some time, and rain could even return to the Boston area early next week — bolstered by moisture from Tropical Storm Gordon’s recent landfall along the Gulf Coast. In the tropics, all eyes remain on Hurricane Florence as it churns over the open Atlantic, although it is too early to tell if the storm will remain at sea or approach the US. 

Extended forecast: 
Today: Partly cloudy. A chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. High around 94 °F (34 °C). Winds SW at around 10 mph. 
Tonight: Mostly cloudy. Low around 67 °F (19 °C). Winds N at around 10 mph.
Tomorrow: Partly cloudy. High around 76 °F (24 °C). Low around 63 °F (17 °C). Winds NE at 5–10 mph.
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High around 72 °F (22 °C). Low around 56 °F (13 °C).
Sunday: Partly cloudy. High around 68 °F (20 °C).