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Today's Weather: Enjoy This Pleasant Tuesday, Ahead Of A Midweek Washout

It's an absolutely beautiful October day across the area, with plenty of sunshine and seasonably mild temperatures generally in the low to mid-60s.

Enjoy it while it lasts — because a storm system is headed for southern New England Wednesday afternoon into early Thursday.

The jet stream pattern is now notably active, and pieces of energy will continue to rotate across the country over the next couple of weeks. This is the type of pattern that would bring stormy weather any time of the year, but 8 to 12 weeks from now, we would be shoveling snow. Luckily, it isn't cold enough for that just yet.

On Wednesday, we'll start sunny but end up wet. I think the rain will move in either during or just after the evening commute. As the storm system wraps up, it will produce a swath of heavy downpours, poised to rotate southwest to northeast across New England. This promises to bring 1 to 3 inches of rain for most of us, although there can always be pockets seeing less. Unlike our last Nor'easter, no one is going to escape dry.

Rain will overspread the area on Wednesday with heavy downpours at night. (Courtesy of COD Weather)
Rain will overspread the area on Wednesday with heavy downpours at night. (Courtesy of COD Weather)

The weather will clear Thursday night and Friday. The weekend right now is looking quite nice, with a warming trend as temperatures get back to seasonable levels, then surpass them.

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


Tuesday: Sunshine. Highs 60-65.

Tuesday Night: Clear. Cool. Lows 34-42.

Wednesday: Partly sunny, then some possible showers by dark. Highs 58-61.

Thursday: Early rain, then cloudy and blustery. Highs in the mid- to upper 50s.

Friday: Partly to mostly sunny. Highs just under 60.

Saturday: Lots of sunshine. Highs approaching 61.

Sunday: Partial sunshine and dry. Highs within a few degrees of 66.

Monday: Sunny and seasonably mild. Highs in the 60s.

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

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