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Today's Weather: Not As Cool, But Still Unsettled

The timing of the rain yesterday seemed perfect after a beautiful Memorial Day weekend. Tuesday ended up quite chilly, with temperatures actually falling throughout the day. Perhaps you were even tempted to put the heat back on.

Today, we find a lot of clouds, and we're on the northern side of a temperature boundary. To the south of this boundary, it's been very hot and severe weather has developed in this warm sector over the past couple of weeks.

Nationally, this has been one of the most active severe weather months we've had in quite some time. There have been over 300 reports of tornadoes this month — the most since 2011.

Areas of showers cross New England a few times the rest of the week. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)
Areas of showers cross New England a few times the rest of the week. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)

New England has been fortunate in the sense that we've remained in the cool air, and it's difficult to get severe weather on the northern side of a gradient.

The weather pattern remains active the rest of the work week, with little waves of low pressure rippling along this boundary. It won't rain all the time, but as pieces of this energy cross the region, clouds will thicken and we will see a couple of showers.

Temperatures will warm, and eventually be above-average by the end of the week and into the weekend. Speaking of the weekend, Saturday right now looks like a really nice day with a lot of sunshine and temperatures in the mid-70s. This would be our third beautiful Saturday in a row if we continue with this forecast.

It's a little early to nail down the forecast for Sunday, but there could be some unsettled weather before the weekend is through.

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Wednesday: Cloudy and cool. Highs within a few degrees of 60.

Wednesday Night: Cloudy with a few showers late at night. Lows around 50.

Thursday: An early shower, then clouds with a shower. Highs 65-70.

Friday: Showers early, then becoming partly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s to lower 70s.

Saturday: Partly to mostly sunshine. Highs 72-76.

Sunday: Sunshine and clouds. May shower. Mild. Highs in the mid 70s.

Monday: Sun and clouds. May shower. Highs nearing 70.

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

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