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Forecast: Rainy Monday Ahead Of Blustery Week

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Rain is going to mess up the Monday morning commute more than a Monday morning commute already is a rough one. Rain will fall most of the day with a break possible in the action during the middle of the day.

At times, heavier downpours will cause some minor street flooding.  There could even be a rumble of thunder south of Boston this afternoon and first part of the evening as a front crosses the area.

Winds are going to become strong this afternoon and a high wind warning has been issued for Cape Cod and the Islands until 11 p.m. this evening.

In the Boston area a wind advisory is posted for gusty winds but not as strong as over southeastern Massachusetts. Where winds are strongest there could be some scattered power outages and tree damage.

The rain rapidly comes to an end overnight and temperatures will fall back into the 30s.  Tomorrow is a bright and sunny day, but cold.  The cold becomes even more pronounced on Wednesday when it remains around freezing in the coldest spots and in the mid-30s in Boston. These temperatures are typical for late December, not this time of year.

The cold continues into the weekend with temperatures fluctuating from the lower 30s to the lower 40s during this time. While some days will be less cold than others, the entire period is significantly below average.

There is a high likelihood of a big warm-up next week with temperatures getting above normal and the chance of a rain storm early in the week. Thanksgiving is currently looking dry and cold as is the day before for traveling.  More on this part of the forecast throughout this week.


Monday: Rain and a chance of thunderstorms this evening, especially from Boston south. Highs in the 50s to lower 60s over southeastern Massachusetts to mid 50s in Boston to mid 40s in Worcester Hills.

Monday night: Rain ending this evening. Winds will be gusty the first half of the night. Lows in the 30s.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny and blustery. Highs of 33 to 39.

Wednesday: Sunny and still blustery. Highs of 30 to 38.

Thursday: Partly sunny and breezy with highs of 40 to 45.

Friday: Mostly sunny and still cold. Highs of 37 to 42.

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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