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Forecast: Bright, Sunny Day Before Rainy Week

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Today will be bright and sunny, with nearly 100 percent of possible sunshine present all day. Temperatures today will also be milder and winds will decrease as the air warms up after a chilly morning.

Meteorologists are watching a low pressure system in southern states that's expected to ride north tonight and into Tuesday. Some of this moisture will impact southern New England in the form of rain, but the bulk of the heaviest moisture should remain south.

It will be interesting to see how this particular coastal storm does evolve. There are some forecasters who look at how the fall storm track forms to help predict the upcoming winter, which is always an interesting aspect to evaluate. There are many factors at play, however.

There is also a possible tropical system which may indirectly add some moisture along the coast. I am not expecting a lot of rain with this system, but anything will be helpful as we've received very little rain lately.

On Tuesday, it's expected to rain during the evening commute, and there will likely be wet roads to contend with still by the morning commute on Wednesday. Expect a slow commute home Tuesday afternoon, as it will not only be rainy but also dark.

There will be a break in the rainy weather later Wednesday through the first part of Thursday before the next weather system reaches us. This brings another chance of showers and some windy conditions. Behind this system it turns seasonable and sunny later Friday.

A colder period of weather will move in the upcoming weekend, with below average temperatures possible by Sunday.


Today: Sunny, with a high near 60.

Tonight: Mostly clear, and not as cool. Lows 38-44.

Tuesday: Early sunshine followed by showers by afternoon. Highs around 55.

Wednesday: Rain ends, remaining mainly cloudy and cool. Highs in the mid 50s.

Thursday: Clouds thicken, more showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 50s.

Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high 55-60.

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

David Epstein Twitter Meteorologist
David Epstein is WBUR's meteorologist.

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