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Boston Marathon Weather Forecast: Highs Near 60 With Tail Wind

By Barry Burbank, WBZ-TV Meteorologist
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Participants run down Boylston Street toward the finish line during the 114th Boston Marathon on April 19, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Participants run down Boylston Street toward the finish line during the 114th Boston Marathon on April 19, 2010 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – Here is the latest on the forecast for the Boston Marathon.

It is still looking good for the runners and the spectators.

Check: Current Conditions | Weather Map Center | Interactive Radar

The Hopkinton temperature will be in the lower 40s at 7 a.m. with a steady rise through the 40s into the 50s by the staggered start times between 9-11 a.m.

It should be generally sunny through most of the morning but a weak disturbance will be approaching in the afternoon when more clouds will be arriving. It appears that most of the scattered showers will hold off until tomorrow evening.

A nice tail wind blowing from the west or slightly south of due west will spike up to 10-20 mph during the day as the temperature continues to rise through the 50s to slightly over 60 as the runners approach Boston in the afternoon.

Also See: Complete Boston Marathon Coverage

In conclusion, expect near or slightly above average temperatures for the great Boston Marathon. Thankfully, it will be about 25 degrees lower than the 86 degrees in 2004 and about 35 degrees lower than the hottest race ever 35 years ago.

GOOD LUCK to all the runners!

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