Forecast: After Small Shower, Day Becomes Increasingly Dry, Sunny

In spite of a few sprinkles this morning, the day will be mostly dry and increasingly sunny.

The dry weather this time of year can be an issue, as fire danger remains high. Outdoor burning has been prohibited by most towns, dictated by the state.

As winds pick up tomorrow, I expect to see some warnings about high fire danger pop up across the region. The threat of brush fires remains until the leaves come out or we see significant rain.

It’s not out of the ordinary to have an elevated risk of fire in April thanks to the strong sunshine and dry air typical of the month.

This time of year the flow from the north keeps the humidity at bay, but while this may be comfortable, it keeps last year’s brush fire ready.

The sunshine continues through Thursday with a warming trend. Highs by the end of the week will reach the upper 60s to lower 70s. There is a risk for a period of showers Friday and Friday night, but the amounts look small.

The weekend will feature a return to dry weather and seasonable temperatures. This pattern will also keep pollen counts very high as the trees continue to bloom. We need a hard rain to wash the air clear, and without it, even those of you who are less susceptible to pollen may be suffering.

Pollen count this week. (Courtesy
Pollen count this week. (Courtesy

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Today: Cloudy with showers early, then some breaks late. Highs 51-56.

Tonight: Becoming clear. Lows 37-41.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny, but breezy. Highs 55-60.

Thursday: Mainly sunny and warm. Highs 65-73, sea breezes.

Friday: Warm with clouds and a few showers. Highs in the low to mid 70s.

Saturday: Mainly sunny and pleasant. Highs 57-62.

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