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Forecast: Heavy, Steady Rains Coming

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Clouds gave way to sunshine for some areas of the region Tuesday and the afternoon turned out a lot nicer than expected. However, heavy rain will spread throughout the area from the northeast Wednesday, becoming heavier and steadier as the day goes on.

While rain will be limited for the morning, the evening commute looks wet, and the later you leave the wetter it should be.

Tonight brings the core of the rainstorm. Rain will be steady overnight without any real break in the action. If you are traveling overnight expect roads to be wet.

The rain will be heavy at times Wednesday night into Thursday morning with a widespread 1 to 3 inches of rainfall. The heaviest rain will likely fall northeast of Boston with Essex County having the greatest potential to reach 3 inches of rain.

There is an outside chance some areas will see over 3 inches, but these would be the exception.

The rain will taper to showers on Thursday, but we will have to wait until late Friday for clearing to take place. Friday is still cloudy, although there could be some breaks in the cloud cover by that day.

The weekend is looking much better with a blend of clouds and sunshine with seasonable temperatures around 60 degrees. The nice weather will continue into next week with a warming trend.


Wednesday: Rain overspreading the area. Some embedded showers could be heavy. Highs in the mid 50s.

Wednesday night: Rain, may be heavy at times. Chance of thunderstorms. Lows around 50.

Thursday: Steady rain in the morning, showers in the afternoon. Highs near 60.

Friday: Lots of clouds, a morning shower. Highs near 60.

Saturday: Partly sunny, with a high near 60.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60.

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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