Depending on where you live, Monday will mean cool spring temperatures or very warm summer ones. Some beach areas will see readings in the 50s while inland it will be in the lower 80s, just shy of Sunday's heat.
Boston will be right on the edge of this divide and therefore the closer you are to the water, the cooler it will be Monday afternoon.
In spite of a strong temperature contrast, the risk for rain is quite low. The dry weather should continue for most areas through the evening. I can’t rule out a shower or even a thunderstorm, but this would certainly be the exception, not the rule.
A weak front divides cool marine air from warm summer air to the south. This front won’t push very far inland Monday. Most of us will have to wait for a cold front to cross the area Tuesday before cooler and drier air rushes into New England. There could be a few showers with the frontal system.
Additionally, as the remnants of tropical storm Ana pass to the south of Nantucket, a period of showers is likely there Tuesday. Seas will also be building somewhat due to the tropical depression.
The second part of this week looks seasonably mild and dry. We could see a return to some showers later this weekend, but overall the pattern remains very dry.
Monday: Lots of clouds, some sunny periods and slight chance of showers. Highs range from 55 to 60 in Essex County to the mid-80s well inland.
Monday night: Lots of clouds and mild. Lows of 55 to 60.
Tuesday: Breezy and warm. A few afternoon showers. Highs of 75 to 83.
Wednesday: Lots of sunshine and cooler. Highs in the 60s. A pop-up shower possible.
Thursday: Sunny with a high near 65.
Friday: Sunny with a high near 70.
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