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Forecast: Gloomy, Damp Weather Continues

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More than an inch of rain fell in the Boston area overnight Wednesday into Thursday, with heavy rains also falling over Cape Cod.

The rain that continues to fall Thursday for the third day of cool and damp weather is bringing some much-needed moisture to areas suffering under drought conditions.

It’s going to be tough to scour out the clouds even as any leftover rain ends this morning. Temperatures the past two days haven’t changed much at all. As a matter of fact, Boston saw the temperature stuck at 56 or 57 for two solid days. It’s rather unusual in October to see this pattern, as temperatures like this are more commonly seen in April.

Later Thursday afternoon, there could be some breaks of sunshine, especially west of Route 495. The closer to the coast you are, the less likely skies will clear because of the continued cool flow coming off the water.

Friday brings a break in the wet weather, as southern New England sits between systems. There will be sunshine, however, and temperatures will recover to the 60s. Another system comes to the region for the first half of the weekend with showers. Most of Saturday will actually be rain-free, though the area will likely be damp. The steadiest rain looks to move in after 4 p.m. Saturday and continue through the first part of the night.

Sunday is shaping up to be a super day with sunshine and pleasantly mild air, giving us something to look forward to after a rather gloomy week.


Thursday: Any leftover showers ending then mostly cloudy. Highs near 60.

Thursday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with highs in the mid 60s.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy with some morning drizzle or a light shower and steadier showers late in the day. Highs 64-68.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high in the mid 60s.

Sunday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 47.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high in the upper 60s.

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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