Forecast: Another Very Cold Day In June

Rain continued overnight and will not end entirely until late today or the first part of the evening. It’s going to be another very cold day in June with highs in the lower 50s. Yesterday Boston failed to reach 50, making it the coldest June day ever recorded — and those records go back to the late 1800s!

The rain is welcome, and we have not probably had enough to bust the spring drought. It’s amazing how fast things can turn around. A very warm dry May is but a memory, and it’s only been over for two days.

There is a boundary dividing cool and warm air to our south this morning, and this is helping to energize the area of rain. I expect some areas could exceed 3 inches of total rainfall since it began Sunday. Rain coming over such a long period of time like this enables it to soak into the ground and will do a lot of good.

Tomorrow and Thursday are much better days with highs on the cooler side of typical for early June but significantly better than the highs yesterday and today.

I don’t see a prolonged dry pattern returning for now as there is another chance of showers Friday or perhaps early Saturday and then again on Monday. Neither of these events appears to be all-day affairs.

One of the models try to bring a tropical system north sometime next week. This wouldn’t be a windy system but could mean more heavy rain and will need to be watched. Confidence in the scenario next week is very low.

Tuesday: Rain this morning ending during the afternoon. Cool with highs in the lower 50s.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy. Temperatures coolest early, then rising through the 50s by morning.

Wednesday: Sunny with a high of 62 to 68.

Thursday: Sunshine and clouds. High near 70.

Friday: Clouds may yield a few showers. Highs in the lower 70s.

Saturday: Partly sunny with a high of 70 to 75.

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

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