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Boston Weather: 56.0°F | Mostly Cloudy

Weather: April Showers...

By Nikki Prive
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- In contrast to the past few weeks, we will see more seasonable April weather this weekend, including some April showers. Daytime temperatures will slowly warm through Saturday under a high pressure system. On Sunday, however, we may see some rain due to an approaching low, and temperatures will cool slightly. The rain is quite welcome, as April so far has seen only half of the normal amount of precipitation, and the state remains under a drought watch.

Will May deliver the expected flowers? The long term forecast for the first week of May calls for cooler than normal temperatures and above average precipitation for Southern New England. The Arnold Arboretum reports that some of the early lilacs are already in bloom, and these should be joined by rhododendron, wisteria, phlox, and many others during the month of May.

Extended Forecast

Today: Partly sunny, breezy, highs in the low 50s F (11C).

Tonight: Chilly and clear, lows near 35F (2C).

Saturday: Warmer, sunny, high near 60F (16C). Becoming cloudy late with a chance of rain, lows in the lower 40s F (6C).

Sunday: Rain, highs in the low 50s F (11C)..

Monday: Clearing, highs in the upper 50s F (14C).