They say timing is everything in life. While we are in a wet pattern, a window of sunshine is going to light up Red Sox nation today with plenty of blue sky and mild temperatures.
High pressure keeps clouds and rain to our south for the next 12 to 18 hours, but rain is coming back. A lot of moisture will flow into the region Monday night through Tuesday with another three-quarters to an inch and a half of precipitation.
Because we've had such dry weather the past couple of years, rivers are still not ready to overflow, but we are getting closer to that point and some minor flooding is possible. If the wet pattern continued all of April and into May we actually could see some more meaningful flooding, but that's not a prediction.
The rain ends Tuesday evening with a respite on Wednesday. This is a brief break as more rain arrives later Thursday into Friday. This is a slow-moving system and clouds and a few showers are likely to linger into the weekend.
It's been a few years since we've had this kind of pattern. It might not be fun to have all this rain in the forecast, but it's really important this is occurring. The return of more regular rain will ensure we get out of the drought this spring. Had we been facing a dry March and April, serious problems would be facing us this summer.
While we can certainly return to dry conditions really fast, for now, let's enjoy the rain and go Red Sox!
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Monday: Sunshine and seasonable. Highs in the mid-50s.
Monday Night: Increasing clouds, rain developing by dawn. Lows 32-37.
Tuesday: Rainy and raw. Highs 40-45.
Wednesday: Sun and clouds. Highs around 50.
Thursday: Clouding up, rain developing. Highs in the mid to upper 40s.
Friday: Lots of clouds, some showers. Highs near 50.