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A calming homestretch

As we enter the last month of the spring semester, we will continue with relatively calm and pleasant weather for the rest of this week. With a high pressure system building in later today, we can appreciate more sunshine. Keep in mind that showers are possible during Saturday and late Sunday. Enjoy the near-average temperature while we are racing toward the end of the semester.

You may notice that Boston weather has been on the drier side so far. This is also true for the western side of the country. A large part of California and the Southwest are experiencing extreme droughts because of lack of precipitation. This is not helpful for the upcoming wildfire season as dry vegetations are more likely to burn with high temperature and strong offshore winds. These factors lead to plummeting humidity level and trigger red flag warnings.

Extended forecast:
Today: Sunny. High around 62°F (17°C). Northwest winds around 15 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy. Low around 46°F (8°C). Northwest winds around 3–8 mph.
Friday: Partly sunny. High around 57°F (14°C) and low around 44°F (7°C). North to Northeast winds around 5–11 mph.
Saturday: Chance of showers then partly cloudy. High around 55°F (13°C) and low around 44°F (7°C). North wind around 9 mph.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. Late night showers possible. High around 63°F (17°C) and low around 47°F (8°C). West wind around 7–13 mph.