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Forecast: Cloudy, But Dry For Opening Day At Fenway

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We still can’t shake the cooler than average weather, and while there will be some days around average this week, I don’t see any unseasonably warm weather in our immediate future.

The weather looks generally seasonable, and I do think Boston has seen its final frost of spring.

The temperature at Logan Airport reached 31 degrees on Sunday morning, and I don’t see any freezing temperatures this week. That puts us past the average date of the final spring frost in Boston. So odds are, we are done.

This doesn’t mean inland area won’t see any more frost, as some places in the northern suburbs often have a frost or freeze into early May. However, even in those places the likelihood of a hard freeze is quickly diminishing.

Today is opening day at Fenway Park. While there will be a lot of clouds, the risk of any showers is small and if one did occur it certainly wouldn’t impact the game. Temperatures will be in the 50s, and a brisk wind will be blowing toward the outfield, helping to increase the chances of homers!

Expected wind speeds for Monday afternoon. (David Epstein/WBUR)
Expected wind speeds for Monday afternoon. (David Epstein/WBUR)

A higher risk of rain showers is in the forecast for Tuesday, especially after the morning commute. There is likely going to be a quarter to half inch of rainfall during the day. The rain ends Tuesday night, and Wednesday is a better day with seasonable temperatures.

A storm may back up and do something called retrograde later this week and move toward New England from the ocean, this could bring a period of cool and damp weather.

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


Today: Lots of clouds, breezy and mild with a brief sprinkle. Highs in the 50s.

Tonight: Cloudy and not so cold. Lows in the upper 40s to mid 50s.

Tuesday: Showers developing, mostly after the morning commute. Highs 53-57.

Wednesday: Partly sunny and seasonable. Highs in the mid-50s.

Thursday: Partly cloudy, rain developing. Highs 50-55.

Friday: Cool with showers possible. Highs in the 40s.

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

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