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Today's Weather: The Start Of A Milder Pattern

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Yesterday marked the 16th day in a row of below average temperatures for the month of April.

The highest temperature we saw last month was 62 degrees in Boston. It's the first time since records have been kept that the highest temperature didn't exceed 65. With this all behind us, the pattern is about to change and we will go from the early spring feeling into the mid-spring feeling this weekend.

You might have thought that it was a very wet April, but in reality, Boston itself was not much above average, though points to the south of the city had a lot more rainfall. Blue Hill had its seventh wettest April on record, with 7.71 inches recorded.

It's likely that temperatures actually are 60 or higher for the next seven days. We have finally turned the corner.

Highs today will reach the lower 60s, more typical of mid-spring. (Courtesy NOAA)
Highs today will reach the lower 60s, more typical of mid-spring. (Courtesy NOAA)

Temperatures on Friday will reach 65, and on Saturday a few spots may get very close to 70. On Sunday, I'm going to leave in the chance for an isolated shower during the middle of the day. I think there's going to be a little patch of clouds that comes through as the temperatures rise into the lower 70s.

Much of next week looks to be dry with generally sunny skies and temperatures in the 60s. It’s really an ideal forecast as we start the first full week of May.

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

Friday: Showers in the morning and gusty winds. Highs nearing 63.

Friday night: A few periods of showers. Lows in the mid to upper40s.

Saturday: May shower in the morning, then a mix of sunshine and clouds. Highs near 66.

Sunday: Mild and partly to mostly sunny. Isolated shower. Highs 65-72.

Monday: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs around 67.

Tuesday: Clouds and sun, may shower again. Highs 55-60.

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



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