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Today's Weather: Below Average Temperatures Continue

Rain and even some wet snow fell overnight and have now come to an end, but we are going to be looking at cloudy skies and cool temperatures for the rest of today.

If we review May 14 in the record books since 1872, there have been only five times the temperature has failed to reach 50 degrees. Today will likely mark the sixth such day, as readings stay in the mid- to upper 40s.

Because the storm system is moving relatively slow, skies won't clear until sometime late today or overnight — and even then, only partially. A couple of weather systems will move from west to east on Thursday and again Friday, and that brings the chance for a couple of showers with changeable Skies.

Midday temperatures will be 20 degrees below average Tuesday. (Courtesy WeatherBell)
Midday temperatures will be 20 degrees below average Tuesday. (Courtesy WeatherBell)

Temperatures will not be as cold tomorrow and even warmer Thursday and Friday. The average highs this time of the year are in the mid-60s, but averages don't really mean very much in New England, as they are comprised of extremes.

As we progress into the weekend, temperatures will get back toward 70, and there are some signs that we may get well into the 70s if not near 80 over inland sections early next week. Just an example of how quickly things can change here in Massachusetts in May.

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Tuesday: Rain in 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.

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

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