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Weather Discussion

This Afternoon:  Mostly sunny and warmer.  Highs: 65-70.  Winds: SSW 5-10 mph. 

Tonight:  Partly cloudy. Lows 38-43. Winds: Light

Tuesday:  Increasing clouds with the chance for showers by the evening (7-9 pm). Highs 65-70.

Tuesday Night:  Showers likely. Lows 40-45.

Good afternoon and happy Patriot’s Day!

We’ll keep the fantastic weather going today with highs near 70 degrees.  High pressure will be well in control of our area.  Winds will be light with plenty of sunshine.

A cold front looms in the distance across the upper midwest and approach the area during the day on Tuesday.  Highs will be in the upper 60′s to near 70.  Clouds will thicken during the day with the chance for rain by later Tuesday evening through Wednesday morning.  Rainfall amounts look to be rather light right now with some areas approaching a half an inch in isolated areas.

Cooler and drier weather moves in on Wednesday as highs struggle to reach 60 degrees.  Wind will also kick up during the day.

The Boston Marathon: It will be mostly sunny and pleasant for the runners and spectators.  At the starting line in Hopkinton, temperatures between 9-11 AM will be in the upper 40s to mid 50s, however readings will climb into the 60′s along the route.  For most of the race there will be a breeze out of the southwest creating a bit of a tail wind, blowing from right to left. However as the runners move into Boston there still may be a bit of sea breeze so for the last couple of miles there may be a light head wind. This breeze may knock temperatures at the finish line down into the upper 50′s.  Overall, the weather will cooperate for the runners and the spectators.  Just make sure you have the sunscreen and perhaps the light jacket!

Have a great day!

Greg Pollak