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Forecast: A Nice, Warm Monday Before Rain Comes Tuesday

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Did you enjoy the sunshine and pleasant temperatures on Sunday? While the coast remained in the 50s, inland areas reached the mid-60s making for a very pleasant and welcome spring day.

Today will be similar, but highs will be a bit milder along the coast by a few degrees. The sunshine will fade a bit toward the end of the day when clouds from our next weather maker begin showing up on the southern horizon.Our next weather maker will come up the eastern seaboard as slow-moving nor'easter. As such,

A slow-moving nor-easter will come up the eastern seaboard tonight. This will cause winds off the water to keep temperatures in the 40s on Tuesday as the rain overspreads the region.

We should see a mostly dry commute into work and school Tuesday morning, but the ride home will be wetter. The rain will then last on and off through Wednesday before finally ending late Wednesday night. There will likely be a period of heavy rain sometime around the morning commute Wednesday — that commute will likely be the wettest of those impacted by the storm.

There will likely be between 1 to 2 inches of rainfall from the upcoming storm. (Dave Epstein/WBUR)
There will likely be between 1 to 2 inches of rainfall from the upcoming storm. (Dave Epstein/WBUR)

Coastal tides are very high this week, and with the wind off the water, those of you living or traveling along certain shore roads will be contending with the possibility of minor flooding. The highest risk of flooding — even minor flooding — is during high tides Tuesday night and again Wednesday morning.

Clearing will slowly occur Thursday with a better day Friday. Temperatures will also be much warmer, reaching the 60s and 70s at the end of the week.

You can follow my updates here and on Twitter @growingwisdom.


Monday: Mostly sunny. Highs 65-70.

Monday Night: Increasingly cloudy and dry. Lows 38-44.

Tuesday: Cloudy and chilly. Rain develops. Highs 45-50.

Wednesday: Periods of rain or mist. Milder. Highs 55-63.

Thursday: Lots of clouds to start, then some breaks of sunshine. Highs 71-74.

Friday: Partly sunny, pop-up storm possible. Highs in the mid-70s to approaching 80 inland.

David Epstein Twitter Meteorologist
David Epstein is WBUR's meteorologist.

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