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Boston Weather: 16.0°F | Fair

Weather: Break out the Umbrellas

By Greg Lawson
Staff Meteorologist

Unfortunately, the same clouds which obscured our view of last night's meteor shower are going to continue to bring us this light, chilly rain for the rest of today. A low pressure center crossed over the Great Lakes yesterday bringing snow and rain with it. Luckily, we are going to remain just south of the snow activity up in southern New Hampshire. This system should be blown out to sea early Wednesday morning by the fairly zonal steering currents aloft. The storm center will pass just to our south, close enough for us to feel a marked increase in the easterly winds sometime mid-afternoon. Overnight temperatures will be knocking on freezing.

A weak high pressure center will sneak southward from Canada once the this low leaves. This will clear most of the clouds and keep Wednesday temperatures similar to today's, in the mid 40s. The zonal pattern aloft will be lost out west late on Tuesday as another rather large disturbance forms leeward of the Rockies. At least we'll have a partly cloudy Wednesday before any threat of more rain comes Thursday night due to this next low.

Today: Cold, wet, miserable. Light rain throughout the day. Easterly winds peaking at 20 mph during the afternoon. High 44F (7C).

Tonight: Rain to continue through to early morning. Low 34F (1C).

Wednesday: Skies clearing to partly cloudy. Brisk northerly wind. High 43F (6C). Low close to freezing.

Thursday Outlook: Most of the day should be similar to Wednesday though temperatures should be a bit higher. Threat of rain possible for late night/early Friday morning.