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Forecast: A Messy Week Before A Nice Weekend

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Yesterday's weather was simply awful. Rainfall amounts around 2 inches were common, but a few spots got close to 3 inches. It's certainly a story for anyone participating or watching the Boston Marathon yesterday.

The next couple of days will feature sunshine blended with clouds, along with temperatures in the upper 40s and lower 50s. I can't rule out a sprinkle or shower this afternoon. Temperatures are still below average. For this time of year, it would be more typical to see readings in the mid-to-upper 50s.

Another cold weather event is on the way for Thursday. (Dave Epstein/WBUR)
Another cold weather event is on the way for Thursday. (Dave Epstein/WBUR)

Another storm system approaches from the west on Thursday and with cold high pressure to the north as the precipitation falls, it's going to be in the form of a very chilly rain or even a wet snow.

It's likely some areas north and west of I-495 are going to have some accumulation mainly on the grassy surfaces Thursday night into early Friday. Some of the highest elevations could see enough snow to shovel or plow if the situation continues to unfold in a cold manner.

The rain will not be as heavy Thursday into early Friday but some areas could see half an inch to an inch of precipitation.

A cold rain and wet snow arrives Thursday. (Courtesy COD Weather)
A cold rain and wet snow arrives Thursday. (Courtesy COD Weather)

I think this is the final system in what's been a wet and cold spring so far. Once we get beyond Friday, conditions improve and the weekend right now is looking like it will be mainly dry and sunny with temperatures starting to warm up.

Another cold weather event is on the way for Thursday. (Dave Epstein/WBUR)
Another cold weather event is on the way for Thursday. (Dave Epstein/WBUR)

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


Tuesday: Partly sunny, a quick shower or two. Highs 49-54.

Tuesday Night: Partly cloudy and chilly. Lows 30-37.

Wednesday: Sun and clouds. Lower to mid-50s.

Thursday: A period of rain or mix north and west, may change to all snow at night. Highs 38-45.

Friday: Early snow and rain. Clouds, some sun, a shower. Upper 40s in the afternoon.

Saturday: Partly sunny. Highs 50-55.

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

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