On July 7, 2015, NWS implemented changes to the icons depicted on all of its point-forecast pages. Changes include new icon images with increased clarity, 6-hour increments for rapidly changing weather and new color blocks to highlight forecast hazards.

A page depicting all of the new icon images can be accessed here: www.weather.gov/forecast-icons

Changes to the icons were based on analysis of 6,700 public comments collected in 2014. Also, many of these changes are based on the results of a research project led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Users are encouraged to continue to provide comments regarding these changes via email at icons@noaa.gov. NWS will continue to analyze incoming feedback and refine the icons as necessary. Any substantial change to the icons will be facilitated through the NWS public comment/review process.

Above-normal temperatures continue across much of U.S.

Temperatures will once again be above-normal, in some cases by as much as 15-20 degrees, across much of the contiguous U.S. on Wednesday. Afternoon highs are forecast to reach into the mid to upper 90s across the Great Plains, as well as parts of the southern U.S. and mid-Atlantic. Take precautions if you plan to spend extended time outside.

Current conditions at

Bedford, Hanscom Field (KBED)

Lat: 42.47°NLon: 71.29°WElev: 131ft.




Humidity 48%
Wind Speed SW 10 mph
Barometer 29.94 in (1015.1 mb)
Dewpoint 63°F (17°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index86°F (30°C)
Last update 2 Sep 11:56 am EDT

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Sunny...hot with highs in the lower 90s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 60s. West winds around 5 mph.
Sunny in the morning...then partly sunny with a chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Humid with highs in the upper 80s. Northwest winds around 5 mph...becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Thursday Night
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 60s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
Mostly sunny. Cooler with highs in the mid 70s. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in the morning.
Friday Night
Clear. Cooler with lows in the lower 50s.
Sunny. Highs around 80.
Saturday Night
Clear. Lows in the mid 50s.
Sunday Through Labor Day
Mostly clear. Highs in the upper 80s. Lows in the upper 50s.
Monday Night And Tuesday
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 60s. Highs in the upper 80s.

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1147 AM EDT WED SEP 2 2015
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