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Falling into the firehose

Possible thunderstorms and heavy rain early today will clear up soon as a strong cold front advances towards Cambridge. Expect a cool and dry second day of fall on Friday as clouds give way to sunny skies extending into early next week. Though it certainly won’t be pouring buckets this weekend, light showers are likely to occur on Sunday, so it’s a good idea to keep that umbrella with you just in case.

While conditions seem ideal for a pleasant stroll, avoid surfing or other coastal activities during the 3-day weekend as Hurricane Fiona causes seas to build beyond 7 ft on Massachusetts and Rhode Island beaches. Though it’s not expected that Fiona will touch down near Boston, the storm has already caused devastation upon making landfall in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic last week and early this week.

Extended forecast
Thursday: Heavy rain. High around 73°F (23°C). Southwest wind around 11 mph. 
Thursday night: Partly cloudy. Low around 49°F (10°C). Northwest winds 8-14 mph.
Friday: Mostly sunny. High around 60°F (16°C) and low around 45°F (7°C). Northwest winds 15-22 mph. 
Saturday: Sunny. High around 69°F (20°C) and low around 51°F (11°C). Northwest winds 6-14 mph. 
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High around 73°F (23°C) and low around 60°F (16°C). Southwest winds 7-10 mph.