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The big snowbanks of a week ago have shrunk to almost nothing across southern New England as our January thaw continues. Temperatures will be in the 40s Tuesday morning with the feeling of spring in the air. Roads will be turning damp for the first part of the morning as some light spotty rain passes through. The steadier rain holds until after the morning commute, but will impact the evening one.
For some areas this evening there could be heavier downpours at times with the homeward bound drive impacted by poor visibility and big puddles.
Rain comes to an end this evening with partial sunshine for Wednesday. It's still going to be well into the 40s for the afternoon. On Thursday, a storm will pass out to sea to our our east. The western edge of the clouds and showers could impact coastal areas, but presently this looks to be a missed storm for all of southern New England. There isn't any chance of snow as there isn't any cold air around.
The end of the workweek sees bright and sunny skies for Friday with comfortable, by mid-January standards, temperatures. Another storm threatens for the start of the weekend with some rain or snow. It's too early to know if this coastal low will stay over the ocean or bring some rain or snow to the area.
Tuesday: Light rain in the morning, becoming steadier and heavier in the afternoon. Temperatures remaining in the 40s to near 50.
Tuesday night: Showers will end early followed by clearing. Lows 28 in the Worcester hills to 35 in Boston and points south.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny and continued mild. Highs 45 to 50.
Wednesday night: Clouding up, cool, lows 27 to 34.
Thursday: Lots of clouds, with a few showers. Best chance for rain south and east. Highs 40 to 45.
Friday: Lots of sunshine, highs 41 to 46.
Saturday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain and snow showers. Highs around 40.
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