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Today's Weather: Rain Arrives Tonight

It was a stunning day Monday, with plenty of sunshine and pleasantly mild temperatures here in the latter half of October.

Today, we are watching a frontal system west of New England traversing eastward. This front will slowly cross the area overnight and be off the coastline during the day Wednesday.

Ahead of the front, clouds will increase. With the wind coming in off the water, there may be a little bit of drizzle before the main area of rain arrives this evening and overnight. Any sunshine will be brief this morning and it will look rather dismal by the time you head home. I'm not expecting a lot of rain generally, on the order of a quarter to a half inch, although a few places could be a little over or under that range.

Showers arrive from the west today, with some early drizzle off the ocean later this afternoon. (Courtesy of WeatherBell)
Showers arrive from the west today, with some early drizzle off the ocean later this afternoon. (Courtesy of WeatherBell)

Temperatures tonight with the cloud cover and the precipitation will be milder than the past few, generally staying in the lower 50s. On Wednesday, if it is damp at sunrise, it will not be by the middle of the morning as the sun starts to reappear. Temperatures will get back into the upper 50s to lower 60s, and that's where we will also be for Thursday and Friday.

The next chance of showers arrives Friday night but rain should be out of here for Saturday and set us up for a pretty nice weekend — albeit a little bit cooler, with readings staying between 53 and 57.

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Tuesday: Early sunshine, then clouds increase. Late day showers. Highs 60-65.

Tuesday Night: Showers. Mild, lows in the lower 50s.

Wednesday: Early clouds and a shower, then clearing. Highs 58-61.

Thursday: Lots of sunshine. Highs around 63.

Friday: Partly to mostly sunny. Showers at night. Highs again around 64.

Saturday: Lots of sunshine. Night showers. Highs approaching 58.

Sunday: Generally sunny. Highs within a few degrees of 55.

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

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