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Weather: April flowers? May showers?

By VÉronique Bugnion
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- The not-very-serious-yet-very-annoying storm which brought us rain last night has decided to anchor itself South of the Cape. Because winds rotate counter-clockwise around a low pressure center, this system will continue to advect very moist air from the ocean towards New England today. The forecast models have not at all made up their mind as to how long this low is going to bother us before drifting off to sea, thereby making it difficult to predict exactly how long we will have to keep an umbrella handy. The system should however be out of the way by Wednesday night, hopefully making way for a partly sunny and warm day on Thursday. Enjoy the springtime weather while it lasts, it is likely to a new storm system will be bringing us more rain by Friday. This is mother nature’s way of compensating for the lack of rainfall in April, only 0.87 inches fell instead of the usual 3.60, making it the driest April since records began in 1872.

Tuesday: Breezy, showers highly likely, High 57°F (14°C)

Tuesday night: Showers, Low 51°F (10°C)

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, 40 percent chance of rain, High of 61°F (16°C)

Thursday: Partly cloudy, High around 70°F (21°C)