Forecast: A Rainy Tuesday

The remnants of Florence are moving across the region today and bringing with it a soaking rain. The heaviest rain will occur north of Cape Cod and the Islands.

In Greater Boston, anywhere from one to two inches of rain could fall.

Rain, heavy downpours and even thunder are in the Tuesday forecast (Courtesy COD Weather)
Rain, heavy downpours and even thunder are in the Tuesday forecast (Courtesy COD Weather)

With this rainfall, there is a possibility of urban street flooding, especially in areas like Storrow Drive and parts of Route 9. While this will not be anything too serious, there is always the possibility of some localized flash flooding. Don't drive through water if you don't know exactly how deep it is.

The rain looks to taper off during the evening hours and then we'll look for just clouds to continue overnight and into Wednesday. The air will feel very different Wednesday, with lower dew points and cooler temperatures. Monday's highs once again reached into the 80s and with the humidity it really did feel like a midsummer afternoon.

Weather systems are on the move across the country and unlike the stagnant pattern of the past couple of months, I think we're now back to seasonably-appropriate weather. This means more rapid changes from day to day — a day of showers, then sunshine and back to showers for a few days. Temperatures will be seasonably mild and any humidity will be fleeting.

With the start of fall officially later this week, the first full weekend of fall should feel like it.

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Tuesday: Showers and some tropical downpours. Highs in the mid-70s. Very humid. Some street flooding possible in heavy downpours. Thunder is also possible.

Tuesday Night: Showers ending. Cooler by morning. Lows 60-65.

Wednesday: Clouds dominate. Cooler and drier. Highs nearing 66.

Thursday: Sunshine and clouds, highs 65-70.

Friday: Sunshine and clouds. May shower. Highs 70-75.

Saturday: Sun and clouds. Quite pleasant. Highs in the upper 60s.

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