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You have to like New England weather when it's basically still winter in the Berkshires with a forecast of snow, but it'll be nearly summer in central and eastern Massachusetts in about 48 hours. Monday is going to be a chilly day, with temperatures averaging below where you would expect them this time of year, but we will more than make up for it later this week, where we'll have at least three days with readings into the 80s.
It might seem like a drastic change, but it's actually pretty normal for this time of year. The first time Boston usually reaches 80 degrees is during the first couple of days of May, so the predicted warmth this week is right on schedule.
Record high temperatures Wednesday through Friday are all 90 degrees or better and it is highly unlikely we will get that warm, but nevertheless temperatures in the low to mid-80s are plenty warm for many of us so early in the year.
Before the warmth arrives, we have to get through Monday, when we will have a lot of clouds and a couple of pop-up showers. I can't rule out a thunderstorm with some small hail, but nothing severe. Temperatures will only stay in the 50s.
Tuesday, this cool pool of air will continue to push off toward the northeast and temperatures will recover in the 60s to near 70. I think that the afternoon will be nice with the most amount of sunshine. That will set us up for those three wonderful days when you will be thinking summer has arrived just a tad early. Enjoy.
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Monday: Clouds and a pop-up shower or brief thunderstorm. Highs 52-57.
Monday Night: Any showers end, clearing. Lows 38-44.
Tuesday: Mainly sunny, some pop-up clouds. Highs 65-70.
Wednesday: Sunny and very warm. Highs 81-86. 55-70 Cape Ann/Cape Cod.
Thursday: Sunny and very warm. Highs 81-86. 55-70 Cape Ann/Cape Cod.
Friday: Clouds, some sun, a shower late, more humid. Highs nearing 85. Cooler Cape Cod/Cape Ann.
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