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Today's Weather: The Sunshine Won't Last Long

After a chilly and blustery Wednesday, we'll get rid of the wind and increase temperatures a bit for Thursday afternoon. Readings will get into the 50s, feeling a lot better than our wintry day yesterday.

April is going to end up colder than average as the chilly and damp pattern continues. This will be the first month since November that the average temperature has been below normal.

On Friday, a moderate weather system will cross the region bringing back precipitating clouds and cool temperatures. The rain will be underway by the time you get up.

Rainfall amounts will average half an inch to over an inch of rain, with the heaviest south of the Mass Pike, but all of us will get wet. Temperatures tomorrow will stay close to 45 degrees with a raw wind off the water.


Rain returns for Friday as low pressure arrives from the southwest. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)

Rain returns for Friday as low pressure arrives from the southwest. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)

The fast weather pattern does have one advantage: This system will move out as quickly as it moves in, which will bring back the sunshine for Saturday. That is definitely the pick of the weekend, with temperatures getting into the 50s to near 60.

Another in a seemingly never-ending series of storms approaches and brings back thicker clouds cool temperatures and more rain for Sunday. This system could linger into Monday, will could be just as cool and somewhat as damp. The steady rain will have ended, but I'm not optimistic for a lot of sunshine until sometime on Tuesday.

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


Thursday: Partly cloudy to mainly sunny. Highs 50-55

 Thursday night: Clouds thicken. Rain arrives late at night. Lows 38-43.

Friday: Showers. Highs 41-45.

Saturday: Sunshine and clouds. Highs near 55-60.

Sunday: Showers return. Highs 45-50.

Monday: Leftover showers. Still chilly.  Highs nearing 50.

Tuesday: Partly sunny and seasonable.  Highs in the 50s.

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

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