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Forecast: Dreary, Rainy Day With Possible Evening Thunderstorm

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A cloudy day is in store, and rain will be overspreading the area during the morning and afternoon. There could even be a thunderstorm with the rain Thursday evening.

Thursday's morning commute is dry. Although, there could be some showers towards Cape Cod and the Islands. The rain will not be heavy.

This afternoon, as the rain becomes steadier and heavier, roads will, of course, be wet, and the evening commute slower than usual. I am not expecting a lot of rain with the system. Most areas will see a quarter of an inch of rain or perhaps up to half an inch in any heavier downpours.

Overnight the rain becomes more showery and leads us into a damp start to Friday. I am not looking for much in the way of sunshine Friday, but actual rain should be limited to the earlier part of the day.

Colder and drier air means more sunshine this weekend. Saturday is the brightest day, but Sunday too has a blend of clouds and some sunshine. It’s going to be quite cool Saturday with highs only in the 40s. Sunday will reach near 50, but there will be less sunshine.

Next week turns a bit milder early in the week, but then much colder for the end of the week as some of the coldest air of the fall enters the country.

A stalled front to our south this morning will act as the focal point for some rain Thursday and the first half of the overnight. This system exits the area Friday as high pressure builds in for the weekend. A weak system to our north brings clouds for Sunday.


Thursday: Clouds this morning, rain developing this afternoon. Thunder is possible. Highs in the lower 50s.

Thursday night: Rain the first half of the night. Lows 41-45.

Friday: A few morning showers, otherwise mostly cloudy and cool. Highs in the lower 50s and it will be blustery.

Saturday: Sunny with highs in the mid to upper 40s.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy some sunny breaks. Highs around 50.

Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.

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

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David Epstein is WBUR's meteorologist.

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