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Forecast: Chilly Start But Warmer Air Heading In This Afternoon

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On Monday, I wrote about the many changes the weather would undergo this week. While yesterday was cool and damp, this morning started off with a few showers.

Now, it's still chilly, but later today the milder air will arrive. The shorter range models, one of which is seen in the GIF below, show this clearly, with the warmer colors seen corresponding to the warmer air arriving later this morning. This loop goes through 2 p.m. today.

Warmer air will flow northward into much of the area later Tuesday as highs reach the 60s to mid-70s. (Courtesy WeatherBell Analytics)
Warmer air will flow northward into much of the area later Tuesday as highs reach the 60s to mid 70s. (Courtesy WeatherBell Analytics)

Wednesday and Thursday are my picks of the week. It looks like sunshine will mix with some clouds on Wednesday, and the following day appears to be mostly sunny. Temperatures each day will make it into the lower to perhaps middle 60s. The days will be nearly ideal, temperature-wise, for early May.

A rainstorm arrives Friday with a soaking rain at times and anywhere from 1 to 2 inches of rain likely for all of us. There may be some nuisance flooding, but I don't expect this to be the kind of rain in which we see major river issues.

Keep your patience close at hand for the weekend, because although the storm will be primarily over, it's going to linger enough to keep clouds and the risk of showers in the forecast through Monday.

The reason for the slow departure will be a blocking weather system way over Greenland. This prevents our storm from moving east, keeping it lingering here much too long and not allowing full clearing to take place for many days.

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

Tuesday: Showers end, then clouds may break for some peaks of sunshine. Breezy. Highs 66-75. Warmest Boston south and west.

Tuesday Night: Quite mild under cloudy skies with a few showers or even a thunderstorm. Lows 53-58.

Wednesday: A blend of clouds and sunshine, seasonably mild. Highs in the low to mid-60s.

Thursday: Sunshine with a few afternoon clouds. Highs 62-66.

Friday: Rain. Highs 56-62.

Saturday: Some showers, also some sunny break possible. Highs 60-65.

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



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