Forecast: Cooler Than Tuesday, But Still Warm With A Shower Possible

Tuesday was a record-shattering day. It was the sixth day this year in which the temperature was over 20 degrees above average, and it's only early April.

Think about that for a moment, there have been 101 days in the year so far, and 5 percent of them have seen temperatures that are significantly above average. You might say what about the other side of the equation? Only one day thus far has been 20 degrees below average.

Boston, Providence, Worcester and Hartford all reached the 80s and broke record warmth for the day. At this point in the season, reaching 80 degrees has happened more than three weeks sooner than is typical.

Today will once again be warm, but not nearly as warm as Tuesday. As a cold front approaches from the west, a line of showers will move through western and central Massachusetts. The showers will likely weaken or completely fall apart as they reach the Route 495 and Route 128 belts, but I can't rule out Bostonians seeing a quick shower toward the evening commute.

A line of showers will cross southern New England Wednesday afternoon. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)
A line of showers will cross southern New England Wednesday afternoon. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)

The rest of the work week features cooler air that's more typical of mid-April, along with plenty of sunshine. A warm front starts to move north Saturday bringing a period of clouds and a few overnight showers. As long as the front keeps moving we will see a summer-like Sunday and Easter with highs in the 70s to perhaps even 80 if there is enough sunshine.

Monday for Patriots Day and the Boston Marathon looks dry and mild. It will be near 50 when the race starts and in the low to mid-60s as the majority of people cross the finish line.

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Wednesday: Partly sunny to mostly cloudy with possible showers and a thunderstorm late in the day. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

Wednesday Night: Partially clear and cooler. Lows 38-46.

Thursday: Mainly sunny and breezy. Highs in the upper 50s.

Friday: Sunny. Highs in the mid-50s to near 60.

Saturday: Mostly sunny and mild. Highs 59-63.

Sunday: Early clouds, then partly sunny and warm. Highs 75-80.

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