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A dramatic change in the weather yesterday ushered in cool and damp marine air with scattered showers and even a few thunderstorms. The cool and raw weather conditions remain in place today with an unseasonably cold day more like early April rather than the end of May. Highs today will reach the 50s, but, with the clouds and scattered showers, it will feel quite raw. This cool weather continues overnight with temperatures falling back into the 40s. I expect some colder locations to see the upper 30s Thursday morning, but frost should not be an issue.
Tomorrow, although the day will start very cool, it will be milder with an abundance of sunshine. Highs Thursday reach the 60s and since the sun is so strong this time of year (as strong as it gets), it will seem warmer.
Another weather system approaches for Friday with more clouds and the renewed chance of rain showers. I think the bulk of the day is dry however. The threat of wet weather remains Friday night and Saturday. It won’t be a washout at all, but not picture perfect. A drying trend comes in for Sunday with seasonable temperatures in the upper 60s and lower 70s.
Although other parts of the country have seen some early heat and humidity, here in New England we are still waiting for a string of very warm days and right now I don’t see a pattern change for a while.
Wednesday: Cloudy and cool. A few showers but mostly dry with highs of 52 to 56.
Overnight: Partly cloudy and cool with a low of 40 to 46.
Thursday: Sunny with a high in the mid 60s.
Friday: A blend of clouds and sunshine. A shower or two in the afternoon. Highs of 65 to 70.
Saturday: Sunshine followed by building clouds and a chance of a shower. Highs of 63 to 68.
Sunday: Mostly sunny with a high near 70.
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