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After a warm Patriots Day and Boston Marathon, the weather pattern is now changing.
The past nine days have propelled April into one of the warmest on record, but a cold front that passed through the region Monday will now bring back temperatures that are more typical of mid-April.
The ocean is still very chilly, and the wind coming in from the shore will knock highs back into the 40s along the coast by the late afternoon.
Highs in April are typically in the 50s and lower 60s. It's much more common to have stretches of showery weather with cool temperatures than it is to have beach weather.
There is a slight chance for a shower or two Wednesday and some drizzle Thursday, but any opportunity for significant rain won't come until Friday. This is when a low-pressure system will ride the boundary between cold and warm air and bring our best chance for rain in about two weeks.
The warm and dry weather has rendered the top soil in need of water. Friday's rain won't be too heavy, but if we got half an inch or more, that would really help fix some of the dryness.
The weekend shows the sun returning, at least partially. It's not going to be warm, however, so remove any thought of 70s and 80s from your mind.
Another cold rainstorm may arrive early next week with snow in part of northern New England, if the track is just right.
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Tuesday: Lots of sunshine with some clouds, clouds most prevalent near the coastline. Much cooler. Highs 47-56. Coolest near the ocean in the afternoon.
Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy and chilly. Lows 35-42.
Wednesday: Partly sunny and cool. Highs 49-57. Coolest coast.
Thursday: Chance of showers. Highs in the mid-40s to lower 50s.
Friday: Periods of rain. Highs in the 40s.
Saturday: Lots of clouds. Highs 48-54.
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