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Today's Weather: Showers And Storms

The pattern has been very dry since the middle of May, but now we are definitely seeing a change with an unsettled week ahead. There is a broad area of low pressure at the upper levels of the atmosphere, and this is going to continue to keep showers and thunderstorms in the forecast.

Some areas saw over four inches of rain yesterday, while others remained completely dry. Once again today, it will depend on exactly where you are as to whether or not you'll see any showers. I do think it's highly unlikely that anyone won't see at least some measurable rainfall between now and Thursday afternoon.

This is a pretty big vacation week for many of you, and even if you're just staying at home, you want the weather to cooperate. The best time to be outside will likely be in the morning for most days this week. This is because as the afternoon progresses, the heating of the day helps to fuel the showers and thunderstorms that are in the forecast.

One final disturbance will likely come through on Thursday, and that will be the end of the showers until after the holiday weekend.Along with the chance of showers, humidity is also going to be quite high. We should get a break in the tropical conditions over the weekend, but it won’t last long.

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


Monday: Mainly cloudy with an increasing chance of showers. Highs in the 70s

Monday night: Warm and muggy, some showers. Lows 62-67

Tuesday: More clouds, some showers, muggy. Highs 70-75

Tuesday night: An overnight shower or storm. Otherwise warm and muggy. Lows around 63

Wednesday: Showers likely, especially in the mid-afternoon. Muggy. Highs in the mid 70s

Thursday: More clouds, potential shower, less humid. Highs 84-88. Cooler Cape

Friday: Clouds and sun. May shower early. Highs near 90. Cooler south coast

Saturday (Independence Day): Sunshine and pleasant. Highs near 80

Sunday: Mostly sunny and pleasant. Highs 78-84

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

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