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Today's Weather: A Day Of Sunshine Before A Spell Of Unsettled Weather Hits

As we enter the second part of the work week, it's time to start thinking about the weekend. Especially because after today's sunshine and pleasant temperatures, things are going to go downhill for quite a while.

A slow and complex weather system will begin to affect the area on Thursday. This is the time when a few showers will be in the forecast — continuing right through Sunday. It's important to note that it's not going to rain all the time over a four- or five-day period.

Look for wet weather along the east coast this weekend. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)
Look for wet weather along the east coast this weekend. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)

The first round of rain will be caused by a warm front Thursday as it heads toward northern New England. These showers will not be terribly heavy, but many of us will see some wet weather, especially in the afternoon.

Then the pattern gets bogged down as a low pressure area stalls off to the west of New England. This system will mean that a southerly flow of moist air will ensue and keep clouds and the chance for showers Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Most likely, the timing of rain right now looks to be Saturday afternoon and again on Sunday, but is subject to change.

Eventually, the system will move to the east of New England and things will start to clear out. Unfortunately, that likely won't happen in time for Passover and Easter this weekend.

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


Wednesday: Sunshine, light wind. Highs near 60.

Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy lows 35-40.

Thursday: Sunshine mixed with considerable of clouds, some showers possible. Highs in the lower 50s.

Friday: Mild with showers at times. Highs in the 60s.

Saturday: Unseasonably mild. Still some showers. Highs 58-67.

Sunday: More unsettled weather.

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

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