Forecast: Chilly Morning With Possible Shower Later

There's a chill in the air this morning with temperatures in the 30s for most of us.

A touch of frost in some spots reminds gardeners not to rush things too much. After all, it's still mid-April and not mid-May.

Sunshine this morning will fade during the day and a southerly breeze will increase at the same time. A shower isn't out of the question this evening, but if you see one, it won't bring much rainfall.

A cool day is on tap in spite of sunshine. (Courtesy WeatherBell)
A cool day is on tap in spite of sunshine. (Courtesy WeatherBell)

Tomorrow starts murky, but there could be some brightening of the skies. If things stay cloudy, highs will be in the 50s for the day. However, if you see enough sunshine, temperatures in the lower 60s are possible. Since we are going to be right on the line, it's a tough call.

A warm front and low-pressure area approach Greater Boston for Friday. This is our best chance for rainfall, but I am not optimistic for much of it. Today is the 13th day in a row without significant rainfall. That's a long time in April. And we all know, April showers bring May flowers.

Saturday will continue with a lot of clouds, but some sun will make an appearance. The Lyrid meteor shower peaks early Saturday morning, and if we do end up clearing out, it's worth checking out before the sun rises.

Sunday appears to be the better of the two weekend days, but clouds will increase again late in the day. Another storm may bring some showers Sunday night or early Monday, but there's also a chance this storm, like many others this spring, misses us.

Temperatures throughout this period continue seasonably cool. In other words, there won't be any days in the 70s or 80s for now.

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Wednesday: Partly sunny and cool. Highs 49-57. Coolest along the coast.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy and chilly. Lows 35-42.

Thursday: Clouds and possibly a shower. Some sunshine, though. Highs in the mid-50s, but milder depending on sun.

Friday: Periods of rain. Highs near 50.

Saturday: Lots of clouds to start, then some sunshine. Highs 52-58.

Sunday: Partly sunny. Highs in the mid-50s.

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