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Boston Weather: 68.0°F | Overcast

Weather: Fickle February

By Gerard Roe
Staff Meteorologist

There will be a deceptively pleasant start to Tuesday, with mostly sunny skies, and temperatures in the low 30s. However, a large storm system is brewing in the Midwest and will be heralded by high clouds developing during the afternoon, and a shift in the winds from northerly to southeasterly. The winds off the ocean will mean that for Boston precipitation, beginning around midnight, will be in the form of rain, although northern and inland areas may start off with some snow before the rain takes hold. A rainy Wednesday will see temperatures pushing up towards 50 as the warm air floods over the region. Precipitation should taper off by evening, with totals of reaching about an inch but with locally higher amounts. Thursday is set for fairer, if colder, weather.

Tuesday: Starting off mainly sunny. High clouds developing in the afternoon, then becoming overcast. High 36F (2C).

Tuesday night: Rain starting around midnight becoming heavy. Low 34F (1C).

Wednesday: Rainy and windy and warm. High 49F (9C). Low 32F (0C). Becoming cooler after pasage of cold front.

Thursday: Fair but colder. High 38F (3C). Low 25F (4C).