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Boston Weather: 39.0°F | Fair

Weather: April Showers? May Flowers?

By VÉronique Bugnion and Greg Lawson
STAFF METEOROLOGISTS -- The high pressure ridge which descended over Boston from Hudson's Bay yesterday brought us a clear and cool, some would say cold, night. The northerly winds weakened earlier this morning, allowing for a seasonably warm spring day today. This high should also shield us, at least until this afternon, from the effect of the storm which wreaked havoc in the middle of the nation yesterday, spawning a tornado in Kansas and wind damage from the Plains to the Midwest. Luckily for us, this storm is weakening as its center drifts into Canada and the passage of the front should not bring more than cloudy skies and a moderate chance of rain showers tonight and into tomorrow morning. The skies will clear up Wednesday as the clouds are pushed offshore by a strong westerly current set up by the interaction of the Canadian low and a developing high pressure center southwest of us. Dry and pleasantly warm weather will prevail at least through Thursday.

Tuesday: Sunny with increasing cloudiness late afternoon. High of 56°F (13°C).

Tuesday night: Cloudy with a chance or rain. Low of 44°F (6°C).

Wednesday: Slight chance of a morning shower, then partly sunny but expect strong gusty winds. Mild temperatures with a high in the mid-60's (15-17°C)

Thursday: Fair weather. Temperature should stay in the 60s (13-18°C).