Forecast: Rainy Days Ahead

Enjoy the sun, it's going way for a while.

A nice recovery to temperatures will take place today after our cold start. With abundant sunshine, highs will reach well into the 50s, and a few towns southwest of Boston could nudge 60 for an hour or so. The majority of us will be in the middle to upper 50s. Winds will not be as brisk as Sunday and with lots of sunshine it will feel much better than the chilly afternoon yesterday.

A slow moving coastal storm, also known as a nor’easter, will bring inclement weather to the region for the Tuesday,Wednesday and Thursday.

These types of slow-moving systems usually have several periods of light rain or drizzle and a couple of times when it rains quite heavy. When the entire system is over we can expect to have seen 1 to 3 inches of rain across the region with the best chance of the heaviest amounts over the northeast part of the state and into southern New Hampshire. Cape Cod and the Islands will likely experience the least amount of rain, though it will be significant.

Winds will not be very strong for most of the storm, although we could see some stronger gusts from the northeast tomorrow and part of Wednesday.  As the storm moves into the Gulf Of Maine at the end of the week the rain will become more showery and some clearing could take place Friday later in the day.

I think we really have to wait until the weekend before we see more sunshine and mild air.  Sunday will still be dry, but much colder.

Monday: Mostly sunny and turning milder in the afternoon. Highs of 54 to 58.

Monday night: Clouding up and not as cold. Lows of 40 to 45.

Tuesday: Periods of rain, especially in the afternoon. Highs of 57 to 63.

Wednesday: Periods of rain likely with highs in the upper 50s.

Thursday: Rain likely with highs in the upper 50s.

Friday: Lots of clouds and a few showers. Highs remain the upper 50s to near 60.

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

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David Epstein was WBUR's meteorologist.



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