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Boston Weather: 41.0°F | Overcast

Weather: One-cast, Two-cast, Three-cast, Forecast

By Greg Lawson
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- While it may not have gotten the specifics exactly correct, the National Weather Service is still quite proud of its medium-range forecast model for warning us of the cooler, wetter period we are experiencing lately. It correctly predicted the overall pattern with available moisture, often northerly winds, and storm tracks bringing storms over New England. The forecast for this coming week is for this to continue; however, the same model which got the pattern shift correct last week is suggesting that the pattern will soon shift back to favorable, warm, dry, spring-like weather. Let’s hope last week’s success was more than just luck.

Light rain will begin this evening but should end before midnight as a small region of high pressure encroaches on New England. We’ll have a morning and early afternoon of sun and warmth on Wednesday only to have the clouds and cool air return that evening, warning us of the precipitation ahead. Thursday a strong low from the Midwest arrives, bringing rain during the day and strong winds that evening. Friday should have clearer skies with healthy winds.

Extended Forecast

Today: Cloudy with light rain beginning early evening. High 56 F (13 C).

Tonight: Rain ending before midnight. Skies clearing. Westerly winds pick up in strength. Low of 44 F (7 C).

Wednesday: Scattered clouds and warmth through early afternoon. Clouds roll in for evening. High of 63 F (17 C). Low of 45 F (7 C).

Thursday: Rain beginning early, continuing intermittently through the evening. Winds increasing late. High in the low 50s F (11 to 13 C). Lows in the upper 40s F (8 to 10 C).