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Boston Today: It may be Friday the 13th but the weekend looks like a beauty

Posted by Ronald J Agrella, Boston.com Editor  September 13, 2013 05:21 AM

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Good morning, Boston.

It's Friday the 13th, rain will likely be an issue, and the Yankees are in town, but the weekend looks bright and sunny. Here's what you need to know this morning:

Sports:
Red Sox: The Red Sox begin their last regular-season series against the Yankees tonight. John Lackey starts against the Yankees' Hiroki Kuroda. It'll air on WWOR/NESN if you're not lucky enough to have tickets. More coverage here


High School Sports: Football season is in full swing at local high schools. Our high school live blog will cover the action this evening.

Weather:

Today: Cloudy. Showers likely with a chance of thunderstorms this morning...then a chance of showers this afternoon. Areas of fog this morning. It'll be cooler than the last few days with highs in the 60s.

Tonight... Mostly cloudy in the evening...then clearing. Much cooler with lows in the lower 50s.

Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s.

Get the latest forecast here



Traffic:

- Utility work will continue Wednesday on Rt-2 Eastbound at Mt. Tabor Rd.
- Road construction on Rt-3 will continue throughout the week from Memorial Dr. to Vassar St.
- Rt. 225 will experience utility work both directions at Shawsheen Rd./Pine St. starting at 7 a.m.

Check out our current traffic report.

What’s in the news?

- Arraignment is set for today in Boston for three friends of marathon bombings suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The three allegedly hindered the attack probe by agreeing to conceal and destroy some of Tsarnaev's belongings from investigators.

- Governor Deval Patrick is making another pitch to state lawmakers to approve his gun control proposal. The Patrick legislation would mandate background checks for gun show weapons buyers, tighten access to some ammunition and would specify new firearms-related crimes.

- Federal authorities say a person taken into custody after missing developmentally-disabled teen Brittany Thompson turned up safe yesterday will make a court appearance today. The 17-year-old had been reported missing after leaving a Medfield library. She was found walking along a Rhode Island street yesterday with a man.

Events for today:

- British indie-rockers Alt-J take the stage at Bank of America Pavilion at 7:30 p.m. tonight.

- Fall beer is the focus at the Samuel Adams Octoberfest at the Park Plaza Castle this weekend. The two-day event kicks off tonight with a VIP reception from 5-10 p.m., followed by an all-day celebration tomorrow from 1-9 p.m.

- Cogswell Grant in Essex will host the gracious Herrman's Royal Lipizzan Stallions of Austria this weekend. Tonight's show begins at 5 p.m.

Check out these live events on Boston.com today

- 7 p.m. Our sports staff will have the latest high school scores and highlights from the region. Tune in tonight on our live blog to get the latest.

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