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Today's Weather: Storms Likely This Afternoon

Frost advisories are now being posted for the coastline, where the average date of the final frost has passed. This means that the frost we experienced Tuesday morning, and expect to return the next couple of mornings, is somewhat unusual for the time of year. Inland areas will also see the cold, but it's fairly common to see frost in these areas until early May.

Showers and storms will cross the area this afternoon. (Courtesy COD Weather)
Showers and storms will cross the area this afternoon. (Courtesy COD Weather)

Tuesday features a sunny start, but there is a strong cold front approaching from the west. As this front gets closer, clouds will build. I expect showers, and there's the potential for thunderstorms. If the situation were the same in another month or so, during a warmer period, we'd be looking at a severe weather day. However, because of the lack of heat, I'm just expecting some thunderstorms with the possibility of gusty winds, heavy rain and some small hail.

Behind this front it turns blustery and cold overnight tonight with a frost or freeze for much of the area. Wednesday is also a cool day, with temperatures more conducive to March. Thursday is a bit milder; after chilly start readings get into the 50s, with bright and sunny skies.

Another weather system approaches Thursday night , bringing showers that will continue into Friday. Depending on the exact track of this system will determine how much rain we see, but it should exit the region in time for a nice start to the weekend.

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Tuesday: Partly sunny, followed by a line of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs in the 50s.

Tuesday night: Clearing and cold. Lows 25-32.

Wednesday: Cool for mid-April. Breezy with sunshine. Highs 45-50.

Thursday: Partly cloudy to mainly sunny. Highs 53-58

Friday: Showers. Highs nearing 50.

Saturday: Sunshine and clouds. Highs near 55.

Sunday: Showers return. Highs 50-55.

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

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