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Forecast: Heavy Wind, Rain Expected

BOSTON — Wind, warmth and showers are the weather words for today and you can replace those with blustery and chilly for tomorrow.

Showers could occur at any time through the early morning hours of Wednesday, but the greatest threat and heaviest showers will be centered later this afternoon and overnight.

If you drive around this morning you will see periods of no rain followed by a brief shower.  When it does rain it could come down quite hard. As the day progresses, the showers become more numerous and the rumble of thunder is a distinct possibility.

This afternoon, as winds increase it won’t feel quite as muggy. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory for the eastern half of the area and a flood watch for many of us, but not Cape Cod.

Any flooding that does occur should be mostly of streets or small streams. Major flooding isn’t an issue with this weather system.

By Wednesday morning it turns much colder and remains blustery. Inland and north of Boston there might be very slippery spots for a short time Wednesday. The cold air continues to pour in all day keeping temperatures about 10 to 15 degrees under what you might expect.

It remains dry for the rest of the work week with a slow moderation in afternoon high temperatures.

Tuesday: Showers and a chance of thunder. Windy and mild. Highs of 65 to 70 but cooler on Cape Cod.

Tuesday night: Rain for the first part of the night, ending by morning. Windy this evening. Mild through 11 p.m. but temperatures fall to the lower and middle 30s by dawn.

Wednesday: Blustery and cold with mostly sunny skies. Highs in the 40s.

Wednesday night: Clear with a hard freeze. A low of 24 to 30.

Thursday: Sunny with a high in the mid 40s.

Friday: Mostly sunny with a high in the upper 40s along the coast and lower to mid 50s west of Route 495.

You can follow David’s weather updates on Twitter at @growingwisdom.

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