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Boston Weather: 50.0°F | Partly Cloudy

Weather: April Showers

By Nikki PrivÉ

Let there be wind, and wood, and rain,

let fuzzy April come again,

shaking her green head down in grief;

let the moon cry in disbelief,

and black night moan, and wet winds whine.

--“The Firefly,” Jane Stuart

Boston finds itself in the midst of a battle between winter and spring this week. To the south, the mid-Atlantic area is expected to see warm, springlike weather with highs in the 70s F (21-26°C), but to the north, a strong region of cold will develop in Quebec. Caught between these two areas, we will see only a slow warming as the week progresses, with unsettled weather and ongoing possibility of showers. Temperatures will remain several degrees below normal through mid-week.

Extended forecast

Today: Increasing clouds, chance of late afternoon showers. Highs around 42°F (6°C).

Tonight: Cloudy, chance of rain or snow, temperatures in lower 30s F (0°C).

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy, highs in the upper 40s F (9°C). Showers likely overnight with lows near 38°F (4°C).

Thursday: Cloudy continued chance of showers, highs in the upper 40s F (9°C).

Friday: Gradually clearing skies with lingering chance of showers highs in the lower 50s F (11°C).