Forecast: Unsettled Week Ahead

I was at the gym Sunday and overhead someone say to someone else it was going to rain for six days straight. I didn’t say anything, but I thought: This is how rumors start.

While this isn’t going to be a great week for vacationing, it’s not going to rain the whole week and there will be more hours of dry weather as opposed to wet weather.

Meteorologically, there will be waves of low pressure going through and near the region much of this week. These areas will have clouds and rain associated with them, but the timing and exact placement of each is nearly impossible to predict.

This means the amount of rain and when it rains will vary from place to place, but you should not be surprised if you see rain. It appears the timing of the showers on Monday is highest later this morning through the afternoon, and again Tuesday later in the day.

There may be a break Wednesday before more rain comes into the area Thursday.  The end of the week and the weekend look changeable, with times of sun and still other periods where there might be showers. It doesn’t look like any day will see a steady rain.

Rainfall Through Wednesday (Dave Epstein/WBUR)
Predicted rainfall through Wednesday (Dave Epstein/WBUR)

We do need showers and quite a bit of rain. It’s been a very dry month and although things are greening up, it’s not happening as quickly as it would if we did have more moisture and some milder nights.

It does appear as though the very chilly readings of last week are over and although it won’t be super warm, at least there’s no frost in our immediate future.

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

Today: Cloudy and damp with some rain. Highs in the 50s.

Tuesday: Cloudy with some showers. Highs 55-60.

Wednesday: More clouds, dry periods, but some showers. Highs 54-60.

Thursday: Milder with clouds and some sun. Highs 58-63.

Friday: Partly sunny and mild. Highs 60-65.

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David Epstein Meteorologist
David Epstein was WBUR's meteorologist.



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