Boston Marathon Monday Forecast Looks Cool And Dry

By Terry Eliasen, Meteorologist, WBZ-TV Exec. Weather Producer
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BOSTON (CBS) – While it is still seven days away, and that is a near eternity for our atmosphere, I think we have a pretty good feel for what Marathon Monday may look like.

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First, it will not be anything like last year when we hit a record 87 degrees on Marathon Monday last year, just a brutal day for runners.

This year looks like a more typical, run of the mill, mid-April day. The average weather on Marathon Monday over the last 10 years is a high in the mid to upper 50s and mainly sunny skies and that is exactly what we are forecasting as of right now.

The clouds and wet weather from later this week will finally exit during Saturday and for the most part this weekend will be mainly sunny and seasonal.

This should continue into Monday as an area of high pressure is likely to be cresting over or near us by that time.

So our official forecast, subject to change in the coming days.

Monday morning in Hopkinton:

Mainly sunny, coolish to start…30s early in the morning quickly rising into the 40s by race time. Very light winds.

Daytime along the Course:

A lot of sunshine, temperatures warming a few degrees per hour, reaching the low 50s by midday. Winds remain light.

Finish Line in Boston, Monday afternoon:

Mainly sunny, mid 50s, very gentle sea breeze.

So far, so good for runners and spectators!

You can follow Terry on Twitter at @TerryWBZ.

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