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Gorgeous, Sunny Day

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    Weather Forecast: Nice and Mild

    Today (Friday): Breezy and sunny, high brush fire danger. Highs around 70. Northwest gusts to 30 mph.
    Overnight Friday Night: Clear skies and the Orionid meteor shower. Lows in the 40s.
    Saturday and Sunday: Bright and mild. Highs in the 70s.

    (Published Friday, Oct. 20, 2017)

    With a cooler northwesterly wind for our Friday, high temperatures will be closer to average for this time of the year. Nonetheless, it will still be a gorgeous day with sunshine and high temperature in the 60s north to near 70° south, with wind from the northwest 10 to 15 mph. Do not forget about looking up late Friday into early Saturday morning to catch a glimpse of a few shooting starts associated with the peak of the Orionid Meteor Shower. It’s likely the shower will peak early Saturday morning before dawn.

    Speaking of this weekend, the forecast looks absolutely beautiful and warmer, with highs back into the 70s, under plenty of sunshine and mostly light variable wind. We could hardly ask for better weather for this time of the year for so many outdoor events, including the big one, the 53rd annual head of the Charles Regatta.

    However, with the dry trend continuing through the weekend coupled with the leaf drop, well-below average monthly rainfall, low humidity, and gusty winds at times, there is an elevated fire danger risk. Plus, a good portion of southern New England and closer to 40% of Maine now under a drought. Thankfully, beneficial rainfall is on the horizon for most of the next work week. There are signs of a weather pattern change next week, that could bring some beneficial and much-needed rain, along with more seasonable temperatures, but not until at least Tuesday.

    In the meantime, stay tuned for any updates to your weather forecast on the air, online, and with the NBC Boston / NECN app.


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