Forecast: Soggy Couple Of Days, But Milder And Drier Later This Week

The final few days of March will be more typical of the season than the month's first three weeks' colder and snowier than average weather.

Today we find a frontal system moving through and bringing rain along with some isolated icing to the area. The icy weather is confined to areas mostly north of Route 2 and into New Hampshire and Maine. This isn't a major situation, but there could be a few secondary roads and sidewalks that are slick.

The steadiest precipitation will occur this afternoon into the evening. The rain may be over by the evening commute, especially in areas west of Boston. It's always difficult to say if the rain will be completely done through the entire area, as the back edge will be transitioning eastward at some point between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Another weather system will bring additional rain Tuesday afternoon and evening. This system is moving up from the south. We won't get a lot of rain from this, but there may be a few downpours before this ends by early Wednesday.

Rainfall today and Tuesday could amount to between half and three-quarters of an inch. (Courtesy NOAA)
Rainfall today and Tuesday could amount to between half and three-quarters of an inch. (Courtesy NOAA)

Wednesday through Friday is going to be seasonably mild and dry. This is when a lot of the remaining snow will be melting and many fields will become exposed again. It will take a bit of time for things to dry out, and there is another weather system possible for the weekend.

On Saturday a third area of rain this week will approach from the south. It's early to say how much precipitation we will see, but it could be enough to make the day quite wet. More rain is likely as we begin April in what's appearing to be a wet pattern.

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Monday: Periods of rain, especially from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some icing early well north and west of Route 495. Highs 42-49.

Monday Night: Cloudy, a few showers possible. Mild. Lows 35-40.

Tuesday: Cloudy, rain developing. Highs in the mid-40s.

Wednesday: Early clouds, then clearing. Highs nearing 50.

Thursday: Mostly sunny and seasonable. Highs 45-50

Friday: Sun and clouds. Highs 46-52.

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