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Forecast: A Damp Day With Heavier Downpours This Afternoon

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Wet and raw are the two words that I would use to describe Tuesday's weather, and today won’t be a lot better.

Highs on Tuesday remained in the 30s for much of the region, with 40s to the south of Boston. Today, most areas will be somewhat milder, especially from Boston south. However, it will be damp all day.

There’s one area of low pressure departing to our north this morning while another area will move in for the afternoon, evening and overnight. The morning commute will feature wet roads and cloudy skies. I don’t expect any heavy showers this morning.

Another area of low pressure will move through tonight and pass to our north on Thursday. We will be on the warm side of this storm, meaning any wintry type precipitation is not a factor.

I do expect some heavier downpours late this afternoon and overnight, so the evening commute has the risk of being slowed by the weather significantly.

As the storm passes by on Thursday, it will intensify and usher in some gusty winds. It won’t surprise me if we see wind advisories issued Thursday for the wind. But, I don't think the winds will be damaging.

There will be some snow across the mountains of New Hampshire and Maine Thursday, but here in southern New England, I don’t see any chance of snow for perhaps as long as two weeks. That will of course place us 10 days before Christmas. I’ll be letting you know if I see chances of snow for Christmas, but remember, the odd favor bare ground here in most of southern New England and with El Nino present in the mix, the odds are even smaller.

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


Today: Cloudy and damp this morning, steady rain developing later this afternoon and evening. Highs 39-44 inland, 45-52 on the coast and Cape Cod.

Tonight: Rain ending by morning. Lows in the lower 40s.

Thursday: Turning partly sunny and blustery. Highs in the 40s.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 45.

Saturday: Mostly clear, with a low around 30.

Sunday: Sunny, with a high 50-55.

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

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