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Forecast: Soaking Rain Arrives Tonight

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We have two more storm systems to go through between now and Tuesday night, and each of them will bring copious amounts of rainfall on already-saturated ground. Tuesday's storm may actually bring a little bit of snow at the onset over the far northern interior and the northern mountains of New England could see accumulating snow.

Today's rainmaker is a low pressure area which will intensify as it moves through New England overnight. The storm is moving quite quickly, so we should clear out early tomorrow, leaving us with a dry weekend — something we haven't seen since September. There will be anywhere from 1 to 1 and 1/2 inches of rain in a short period of time tonight. There could also be some strong gusty winds and even the rumble of thunder. If you are traveling tonight, be aware this rain will affect travel.

Flood watch issued for a large area Friday night into Saturday morning. (Dave Epstein/WBUR)
Flood watch issued for a large area Friday night into Saturday morning. (Dave Epstein/WBUR)

A flood watch has been posted for southern New England, mainly for street flooding but some of the rivers and streams are getting rather full so we will have to keep an eye on these as well. Winds will be quite gusty behind the system tomorrow and temperatures will actually be falling throughout the afternoon, making it rather chilly by the end of the day.

Sunday brings the brightest weather of the weekend, but it remains chilly with temperatures not getting out of the 40s. Monday is a holiday for some folks and it does look dry. The next rainmaker arrives Tuesday with more heavy rain.

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Friday: Clouds move in, a few showers later in the day, rain at night. Highs around 50.

Friday Night: Rain, heavy at times. Gusty winds in any thunderstorms. Lows 41-46.

Saturday: Showers Saturday morning, then clearing and cool. Highs around 50.

Sunday: Sunshine and chilly. Highs in the low to mid-40s.

Monday: Sunshine and a few clouds. Highs in the mid-40s.

Tuesday: Rain, heavy at times. Highs in the 40s to lower 50s.

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


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