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Today's Weather: Temperatures Stay Above Average, With Rain On The Way Tonight

All that sunshine and bare ground helped to boost temperatures to the mid-60s on Monday, with the high temperature at Logan Airport hitting 64 — the average temperature for the second week of May.

The non-winter continues, and we are going to have another very mild day with readings in the 50s. The last below average February was actually back in that very cold winter of 2014-15. This year will mark the fifth February in a row that has been above average.

With leap year, the month ends on Saturday, which looks like it will be a pretty chilly day. That will determine how February and meteorological winter finish. But it doesn't matter — it's been a ridiculously warm winter and shows no signs of turning into a cold and snowy spring at the present time.

There is a weak storm system passing to our south today, which will bring some cloudiness, but I think any precipitation will stay out of the area.

Another more potent system will arrive later Wednesday. Temperatures will be too warm for any snow in southern New England, so look for rain developing late in the day or just after the evening commute. The rain will continue Wednesday night into the first part of Thursday, before tapering off.

The best chance of rain this week is for Wednesday night and Thursday morning. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)
The best chance of rain this week is for Wednesday night and Thursday morning. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)

Friday and the weekend will be colder than average, but not excessively so. In the northern part of the region, skiing across Maine should be quite good this weekend, after an expected 6 to 12 inches of natural snow falls from this upcoming storm.

It looks as though this year, winter is just on vacation and shows no signs of coming back. I think we're going to have to wait until next year at this point.

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


Tuesday: Mostly cloudy, slight risk of a light shower on the south coast; otherwise dry. Cooler. Highs 50-55.

Tuesday night: Cloudy and mild. An evening shower. Lows 35-40.

Wednesday: Cloudy, rain redevelops. Highs in the lower 40s.

Thursday: Early rain, then partly sunny. Blustery. Highs 45-50.

Friday: Sunshine and cold. Highs 35-40.

Saturday: Mainly sunny. Chilly. Highs in the 30s.

Sunday: Partial sunshine. Highs 33-39.

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

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