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Today's Weather: Mild Monday Makes Way For Another Rainy Week Ahead

Patterns like these can be frustrating. All the clouds, the cool weather and the occasional rain can dampen our moods, as well as the ground.

A jet stream like this — if it had set up in winter — would have meant multiple snowstorms and a lot of cold weather. This time of the year, southern New England just stays chilly with frequent precipitation.

The number of days above or below 65 degrees can vary wildly in May. (Dave Epstein graphic/data courtesy of NOAA)
The number of days above or below 65 degrees can vary wildly in May. (Dave Epstein graphic/data courtesy of NOAA)

In some years, the month of May is very warm with most days being over 65, while in other years, just the opposite is true. So far, we are looking at a cold start to this month. We'll just have to see how things pan out over the next several weeks.

I don't see a major change in the pattern yet. In spite of the fact that we will see some sunshine later today, there is more rain in the forecast this week. Systems just keep moving from the west coast across the country, and then right into New England.

Another one of these will make an appearance on Thursday into Friday with more rain. Wednesday is likely the best day of the week, with plenty of sunshine to start the day. If this late week system moves fast enough, we will cloud over on Wednesday. If it slows down, we'll end up with sunshine through the entire day. Either way, it's not going to rain.

More rain approaches the region Thursday and Friday. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)
More rain approaches the region Thursday and Friday. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)

If you're wondering about the weekend, I'll keep it dry right now, but it's too soon to say just yet. More on this later in the week.

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


Monday: Clouds followed by increasing afternoon sunshine. Highs approaching 60.

Monday Night: Clear and cool. Lows 40-45.

Tuesday: Sunshine and clouds, late afternoon showers/storms possible. Highs near 70, cooler coast.

Tuesday Night: A few showers. Cloudy and chilly. Lows within a few degrees of 45.

Wednesday: Sunshine, late day clouds. Highs in the lower 60s.

Thursday: Lots of clouds, raw and chilly. A few showers. Highs in the low to mid-50s.

Friday: Some showers are possible. Highs in the mid-50s

Saturday: Partial sunshine and milder. Highs 58-64.

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

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