BOSTON (CBS) — The Boston Marathon is almost here!

The weather couldn’t be more perfect for friends, family, and runners visiting Boston this weekend. A steady warm up continues each day until Monday evening. Then a cold front will give us a brief chance for rain and a cool down for mid-week.

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Focusing on the near-term though…


Plenty of sunshine, a gusty north wind and highs in the mid-50s. Though we stay cooler along the coast, Cape, & islands.

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There is a Red Flag Warning in effect Saturday 10 a.m.-to-6 p.m. This means we have a high risk for wildfires and a high potential for them to spread very quickly. This is due to the gusty north wind 25-35 mph and the low relative humidity levels.

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Sea breezes develop during the afternoon. Along the coast, temps will be around 50 degrees, while inland temps soar into the mid-60s.

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Overall, a cool start to the race and warm temps by the end. Becoming breezy with increasing clouds in the late afternoon. Here are more specifics:

Hopkinton – 8:50 a.m.

This is the start time for mobility impaired participants.

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Temperatures will be around 53 degrees and climbing very quickly, with wind 5-to-10 miles per hour out of the west. Clear skies are expected.

Hopkinton – 10 a.m.

Elite participants and the first wave of runners start the Boston Marathon.

Sunny & warm. A west-southwest wind of 5-to-15 miles per hour will be blowing with temps near 58 degrees.

Hopkinton – 11:15 a.m.

The final wave of runners leaves the starting line.

Sunny skies and very warm temperatures with winds remaining 5-to-15 miles per hour and temperatures climbing to 65 degrees.

Boston – Noon

Elite runners will begin nearing the finish line on Boylston Street.

Sunny, warm, and temperatures near 68 degrees.


Between Noon and 4 p.m. as the runners travel from Hopkinton to Natick to Newton and beyond, mainly sunny skies will remain.

West-Southwest winds ranging from 5-20 MPH (generally a tail wind), and temperatures between 70-to-76 degrees.

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Good luck to the all the runners!