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Boston Weather: 80.0°F | A Few Clouds

Weather: May Be Some Relief


May Be Some Relief

By Gerard Roe
Staff Meteorologist

The weather picture across the entire eastern United States is really rather ugly at the moment. A large multi-centered low pressure system envelops the country from north to south. Over the next day or so, the whole ensemble will slide up toward Hudson Bay, giving us in Boston the usual pattern of warm front followed by cold front. The muggy air and lifting gives a chance of isolated thunderstorms in the warm sector throughout Tuesday, particularly in advance of the cold front on Tuesday night.

Overnight rain will diminish in the morning, and there may even be a patch of sunlight behind departing showers. During the afternoon, strong southerly wind will develop, perhaps reaching around 30 mph in the early evening. Except for a potential thunderstorm we should escape the heavier precipitation which will fall to the north and west. A clearing by Wednesday afternoon shows May beginning with good intentions. Thursday too, promises fair conditions.

Today: Cloudy and muggy. Chance of isolated showers and a thunderstorm. Strong afternoon winds out of the south. High 68F (20C).

Tonight: Chance of a thunderstorm especially late evening. Breezy. Low 51F (11C).

Wednesday: Cloudy then clearing. Early morning rain possible. High 63F (17C). Low 46F (8C).

Thursday: Some welcome sun. High 62F (17C). Low 45F (7C).