April mornings don’t get much finer than this one, with abundant sunshine and temperatures, which quickly rise into the 50s and eventually 60s this afternoon. All good things end, and our recent stretch of wonderful weather is also going to come to a brief end starting today and culminating with some showers on Tuesday.
There are already high clouds showing up to our west, and this means the clear skies of Sunday will turn a milky white today. The clouds, however, won’t yield any precipitation — just keep the sun from being quite as strong.
It is opening day at Fenway Park. There have been opening days in the recent past when a cold rain has postponed the first game but no such thing will happen today. Temperatures at game time will be in the 60s with a breeze blowing toward the outfield, aiding the chances of seeing a homer.
The sun is as strong as it would be in late August this time of the year, so if you are outside for any length of time be sure to wear sunscreen.
A frontal system, now in the Midwest, will press east tonight and bring showers to the area for Tuesday. Most of the showers will occur in the morning, and there will only be a 1/10th to a quarter of an inch of rain. The morning commute will become slower than usual, a result of the wet roads.
Better weather returns for the middle of the week with more sunshine and seasonable temperatures. Another period of showers could affect the area at the end of the week.
Monday: Sunshine followed by increasing clouds. Breezy in the afternoon. Highs of 65 to 70.
Monday night: Mild with showers well after midnight. Lows of 45 to 50.
Tuesday: Early showers, then slow afternoon clearing. Highs in the 60s.
Wednesday: Sunny with a high near 60.
Thursday: Mostly sunny with a high in the upper 50s.
Friday: Lots of clouds. It may shower. Highs in the upper 50s to near 60.
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