Balmy Sunday temperatures may break record

Summer’s back for one last hurrah.

Today, temperatures in Boston will likely reach 78 degrees, with a low of 60 degrees tonight, said Stephanie Dunten, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service. Tomorrow will be even warmer, she said: A high of 81 degrees, and a low of 62 degrees.

“It’s going to feel great outside,’’ Dunten said, “almost like summer again.’’

While today’s balmy conditions won’t likely break any records — the high for Oct. 8, 1879 was 88 degrees — tomorrow’s temperature will near the record high, 82 degrees, from 1942.

“It’s going to be super-close,’’ Dunten said. “It looks like on Sunday we’ll have the potential to break a lot of records.’’


After that, things will cool down again on Monday. The projected high for that day is 74 degrees, with a low of 56 degrees.

The weekend’s weather windfall is caused by a strong high-pressure system that is moving from the Great Plains and the Great Lakes regions toward the northeast sector of the country.

But is this the last warm spell of the year?

“Looking that far ahead, it’s really hard to say,’’ Dunten said. “I wouldn’t be surprised if this is the last push of warmth. There might be a few times where we’ll be in the 60s or low 70s, but I don’t know if we’ll see the 80s anymore.’’

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