Forecast: Cloudy But Mild Week Ahead

There won't be any significant sunshine through most of this week as several weather systems bring clouds and rain to the area.

Today is cloudy with some light snow or rain showers. No matter what falls it won't amount to much. Early today, where it's below freezing there could be some icy spots on the roads. I suspect towns will treat them if needed.

Overnight, as some moisture moves up from the south, there might be some snow or freezing drizzle west and north of route 495, but again this isn't a widespread event. The theme this week is mild so wintry-type travel will be isolated at best, and, once we get beyond Tuesday morning, that's it for the risk of any icy travel anywhere in southern New England.

Overall, Tuesday is cloudy and milder with a period of rain in the morning and then again at night. If you are traveling around New England there could be some icy spots over interior areas of Maine Tuesday afternoon and night.

As a large storm moves into the Great Lakes on Wednesday, Christmas Eve it will drag unusually mild air up from the south along with periods of tropical showers and perhaps even a thunderstorm. The steadiest rain will fall in the afternoon Christmas Eve and overnight. There could even be the rumble of thunder.

Christmas Day will be very mild and showery in the morning, but trending drier, but still with a lot of clouds in the afternoon.

Sunshine finally returns for Friday and the start of the weekend.

Monday: Cloudy and damp with a few rain or snow showers. Highs in the mid 30s to lower 40s over Cape Cod.

Monday night: Late-night rain and snow showers with some freezing rain possible along the New Hampshire border. Lows of 30 to 39.

Tuesday: Cloudy with a period of rain in the morning and then again late at night. Highs in the 40s.

Wednesday: Morning showers, then a period of rain. Rain may be heavy at times with highs of 55 to 60.

Wednesday night: Showers with a low around 52. Chance of precipitation is 90 percent.

Thursday: Showers in the morning. Cloudy with fewer showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s.

Friday: Mostly sunny with a high near 45.

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

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