Commencement to be partly cloudy

The month of June is off to its coldest start in Boston’s recorded history. Until this week, there had never (since records were first kept in 1872) been a day in June during which the temperature in Boston didn’t reach at least 50°F. However, the high temperatures on both Monday and Tuesday, June 1 and 2, were only 49°F. The unseasonable cold began to abate on Wednesday as sunshine returned, bringing temperatures into the mid-50s. This warming trend will continue through the weekend, as temperatures slowly make their way back up to seasonable levels.

For this morning’s commencement exercises in Killian Court, expect temperatures to start off in the mid-50s °F (around 12°C), with a mix of sun and clouds as the temperature rises to the upper 60s (around 20°C) by noon. Depending on its exact orientation, an afternoon breeze could knock temperatures back down a few degrees (if the wind is off the water), or nudge them above the 70-degree mark. Overall, though, the weather should be enjoyable for graduates and audience alike, as it won’t be too hot or too windy, and — most importantly — rain is not in the forecast.