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Today's Weather: Cool And Dry To Start The Week

We all know that the weather forecast can change drastically from day to day, but sometimes things are more dramatic than others. At the end of last week, I wrote about how difficult it was for the models to interpret the upcoming pattern. And indeed things have changed quite a bit since Friday.

I originally thought that today would be wet and rainy as low pressure moved up the coastline and in from the west. Over the weekend, high pressure has become stronger in Eastern Canada and that is keeping any precipitation well to the south of New England.

Instead of rain, this week looks dry for the most part and I think we're actually going to see a fair amount of sunshine as well. Temperatures will be below average to start, but by the time we get to the weekend it should be a lot milder.

In the same way last week's forecast was difficult to predict, I think the upcoming weekend forecast is still in question. There's going to be a lot of moisture over the Southeastern part of the U.S. and whether or not that ever makes it here is the key to our holiday weekend.

If the storm were to linger well south of the area and then peter out, we would never see any precipitation. However there's also a possibility that at the end of the week some of the rainfall does make it into New England. I'm playing the optimistic side of things for now.

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


Monday: A morning sprinkle then clouds and some breaks. Highs approaching 60.  Cooler Cape/Islands.

Monday night: Chilly with clearing skies. Lows around 43.

Tuesday: Sunshine and cool. Highs 55-60.

Tuesday night: Partly cloudy to clear and chilly. Lows 42-49.

Wednesday: Sunshine and a few high clouds. Highs around 70.

Thursday: Sunshine and a few clouds. Highs in the mid-60s to lower 70s.

Friday: Milder with sunshine. Highs 69-76.

Saturday: Sunshine and clouds. Highs near 73.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs 65-70.

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

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