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Forecast: Scattered Showers Ahead

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This wasn’t forecast to be a good week of weather, and it’s still looking that way. There are showers in the forecast much of the rest of the week with tomorrow the only exception. Showers this time of year usually don’t bring a washout to the area and are highly variable as to which city or town sees them.

The reason you see showers in the forecast is because there is a chance of them, but in reality most of the time is dry this week. The best chance for rain will be later this afternoon and evening and then again Friday.

This morning we find a lot of clouds around and it’s rather muggy. This air is only going to be here temporarily as a front from the ocean brings a cool but drier air mass to the area tomorrow. Along the immediate coastline on Wednesday temperatures will likely not exceed 70, but inland areas will reach the lower 70s. There will be a blend of clouds and sunshine and overall it will be a nice day.

Another low pressure area and frontal complex approaches for Thursday and Friday with more showers. The timing is looking like Thursday morning is dry with an increasing chance of showers later in the day continuing into Friday morning.  Depending on how quickly the system exits will determine if Friday evening and Saturday morning are nice.

Sunday appears to be the best day of the upcoming weekend.

Tuesday: Lots of clouds and mostly dry. A bit muggy with a few scattered showers late morning and afternoon. Highs of 74 to 79.

Tuesday night: A period of showers and possible thunderstorms for the first part of the night, then turning cloudy. Lows of 55 to 60.

Wednesday: A blend of clouds and sunshine. Cool at the coast. Highs of 65 to 74.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of  a few showers and highs in the lower 70s.

Friday: A period of showers, mostly in the first part of the day. Highs of 70 to 75.

Saturday: Partly sunny and warmer. Highs in the mid to upper 70s.

Sunday: Mostly sunny with highs of 75 to 80.

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David Epstein is WBUR's meteorologist.


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