Forecast: Mild Day; Light Showers Tonight

Not much sunshine will be around today as the weather system which brought all the rain to the west coast last week makes it to New England in a highly weakened form. There might be some drizzle or shower activity later this afternoon, but, in general, it’s a dry and fairly mild day for the start of the second half of December.

Later tonight an area of showers will bring about a quarter-inch of rain to the area as it passes. This isn’t much rain, and there’s not need to worry about any flooding or even big puddled with this system.

Clearing comes slow, as the clouds — and even a chance of snow or rain showers — lingers into Thursday. We have to wait until Friday for the sunshine to return in full. Highs at the end of the week will be colder, but still seasonably chilly for this time of year.

Shopping this weekend is a priority for many, and Saturday will be dry and bright so no need to worry about the roads, at least from the weather. A storm passes to our south on Sunday. Presently it looks like it will miss southern New England, but it’s a close call so stay turned to my latest updates here and on Twitter.

Tuesday: Lots of clouds with some spotty drizzle or mist late in the day. Highs in the lower 40s.

Tuesday night: Mild with a period of showers later in the evening and overnight. Lows near 40.

Wednesday: Early showers, then clouds with a few breaks of sunshine. Highs of 45 to 50.

Thursday: A few morning snow showers, becoming partly sunny and blustery. Highs of 38 to 43.

Friday: Mostly sunny with highs in the upper 30s.

Saturday: Mostly sunny with highs of 35 to 40.

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

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