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Temperatures expected to hit 80 today

April 15, 2003|by TAMELA BAKER

Tax Day once again will bring summer temperatures to the region today, with the mercury expected to top out at around 80 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

But the warm weather won't be a record-breaker, said National Weather Service meteorologist Andy Woodcock.

The local record temperature for April 15 is 85 degrees, according to local weather observer Greg Keefer's Web site at www.i4weather.com. The last time temperatures reached that mark on this day was in 1960.

Temperatures also were toasty this time last year, reaching 81 on April 15. The following two days were record-breakers; temperatures reached 90 degrees on April 16, and 93 on April 17.

The warm weather will continue through Wednesday. But high pressure over New England will trigger a cold front that will arrive Wednesday evening, bringing a chance of rain on Thursday and Friday, Woodcock said. Highs will hover in the lower 60s before beginning to rise again in time for Easter.

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