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Forecast: Chance Of Showers, But Still Not Enough Rain

A cool and cloudy day — something the area hasn't seen in a while — is in store for Thursday. There is a chance of showers from roughly the Massachusetts Turnpike south this afternoon with a steadier rain likely to fall over Cape Cod. The rain shield won’t push very far north and those towns along the border of New Hampshire might not see even a sprinkle.

The storm responsible for the chance of rain is moving out to sea south of New England. The rain shield will move north Thursday afternoon before pivoting away this evening. It still appears southern areas will see rain, but if the storm tracks further south, Cape Cod might not see many hours of steady rainfall.

Clearing takes place later Thursday evening, and our amazing weekend of weather is still going to happen. In spite of the fact we aren’t going to see the much needed rain, we might as well enjoy summer-like weekend in early fall.

Highs this weekend will reach the 80 or a bit higher in many spots while remaining in the mid 70s over Cape Cod and lower 70s on Nantucket. Sunshine will be the dominate weather feature all weekend, and although it will get warm during the day, it will cool off nicely at night for great sleeping conditions.

The dry and sunny pattern keeps on truckin’ into next week as Monday also looks sunny. Highs will be somewhat cooler and not reaching 80, but it’s still going to be a great day for being outside at lunch or taking a late afternoon run.

Let’s hope I am wrong about today’s rain shield and it moves further north, because that’s the only shot at rain for many more days. Have a great Thursday.


Thursday: Cloudy and cool. A few showers later in the afternoon with a steadier rain over Cape Cod. Highs 61-66.

Thursday night: Any showers end in the evening hours. Lows 50-55.

Friday: Mostly sunny with highs in the lower 70s.

Saturday: Sunny and warm with a high near 80.

Sunday: Sunny and warm again. Highs 78-82.

Monday: Mostly sunny with a high in the mid 70s.

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

David Epstein Twitter Meteorologist
David Epstein is WBUR's meteorologist.

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