Today's Weather: More Cold Rain On The Way

The weekend certainly left us with mixed feelings. Saturday had to be one of the nicest days we could have in May and Sunday was probably one of the least favorable. Western areas of the state actually saw some accumulating snow yesterday afternoon and sleet made it into Greater Boston.

This morning it's generally dry across the area, although we're already watching an area of rain to the south. Low pressure will develop almost right over New England during the day today and then slowly move northward into Maine. This storm system could be considered a nor'easter, although it's moving slightly inland from a traditional track.

Rain returns to the region later Monday. (Courtesy COD Weather)
Rain returns to the region later Monday. (Courtesy COD Weather)

Rain will overspread the area this afternoon and become moderate to heavy at times for a few hours. I'm expecting anywhere from half an inch to an inch of precipitation.

Temperatures, which stayed in the 40s yesterday afternoon, will continue to run nearly 20 degrees below average for today. The showers continue overnight and into tomorrow, with raw conditions as well.

There's a blocking pattern in the atmosphere, so the storm is going to move quite slowly and remain north of Boston for a couple of days. This will keep periodic clouds and the chance of showers in the forecast on Wednesday, although temperatures will moderate back into the 50s. This is still 10 degrees below average.

Things should get even milder as we head toward the weekend, however, I still don't see a picture perfect, completely sunny day in this forecast.

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Monday: Clouds followed by rain in the afternoon. Highs in the 45-52 range.

Monday Night: Rain and raw. Lows 37-45.

Tuesday: Rain the morning. Cold for May. Highs in the 40s.

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

Wednesday: Clouds dominate, some sunny breaks. Rain shower. Highs in the mid-50s.

Thursday: Lots of clouds, some sun. A few showers. Highs in the low to mid-60s.

Friday: Partly sunny. Highs in the mid-60s

Saturday: Partial sunshine, seasonable. Highs in the mid 60s.

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