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Autumn weather to come as Maria stays away

The exceptionally warm weather Boston is experiencing following the departure of Tropical Storm Jose will soon come to an end. A low pressure system will move east across the Great Lakes region in the coming days, dragging a cold front through the Eastern US late this week. In its wake, strong high pressure will build into the region, bringing cooler and drier conditions with highs in the 60s and lows in the 50s. Meanwhile, Hurricane Maria will approach the Outer Banks of the Carolinas on Wednesday, before the cold front pushing across the US drags it out to sea. Although Maria could bring gusty winds to the Outer Banks and high waves and rip currents to much of the East Coast, the storm does not pose a significant threat to land. Meanwhile out west, cool fall weather is already entrenched. Moisture will spill into the Rockies behind the cold front moving east towards our region, creating some cold precipitation in the mountain west. Some areas in the high Rocky Mountains are experiencing their first light snows of the season, signaling the end of a warm summer and the true coming of autumn.