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Forecast: Showers Continue, But Air Is Not As Chilly

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There was supposed to be a Red Sox game Tuesday, but the heavy evening rain postponed that one. Today there is a better chance of seeing the hometown boys of summer take the field, but it's not a sure bet.

This morning there are still areas of rain and showers across southern New England. The trend will be for the rain to taper to drizzle or scattered showers during the day, meaning there will be less actual rainfall but still wet conditions.

The cool easterly flow is going to be replaced by a southerly one the next few days. Temperatures will be 10 degrees warmer today than Tuesday — and still even warmer on Thursday and Friday. If we get breaks of sunshine later this week, highs in the 70s will easily be achieved. On Saturday, with little to no chance of rain and much more in the way of sunshine, temperatures into the lower 80s are a distinct possibility.

Highs today will reach near 60 as winds turn more southerly. (Courtesy NOAA)
Highs today will reach near 60 as winds turn more southerly. (Courtesy NOAA)

The rain is cleansing the air of pollen, and this will last a day or so before the continued bloom adds more and more pollen back into the air. The recent moisture in combination with the warmer temperatures is really going to change the landscape quickly in the next 48 hours. Trees that appear only slightly green today will be nearly full by the weekend and more and more blooming plants will show their colors.

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Wednesday: Periods of rain or morning showers, then drizzle with clouds and a few passing showers, but drier overall. Highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s.

Wednesday Night: Cloudy, a spot of drizzle or a shower, mild. Lows 49-54.

Thursday: Lots of clouds to start, then some breaks of sunshine well inland, but still the risk of a shower. Highs 64-69.

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

Saturday: Sunshine and clouds mixed. Highs in the 70s to lower 80s.

Sunday: Mainly sunny and cooler.  Highs 60-65.

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

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