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Boston Weather: 25.0°F | Mostly Cloudy

Weather: Here Comes Rain

By Efren Gutierrez
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- The low pressure system that affected the Great Plains during the weekend will be entering our region today, and linger till tomorrow. However, we will not have the severe weather that the Great Plains experienced on Sunday. Most of the stronger weather will be in the mid-Atlantic States.

The cause for the severe weather was the cold front that entered the Great Plains bringing with it cool air, where it confronts the warm moist air of the Gulf of Mexico. The mixing of these two air masses mean prime conditions for severe weather, especially tornadoes. Several tornadoes touched down in Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois. Currently the death toll due to the severe weather system is at 38.

The storm system will be slow in moving, and most of the week will be cloudy with a high chance of rain earlier in the week.

Extended Forecast

Today: Rain. High 55°F (13°C)

Tonight: Light rain. Low 43°F (60°C)

Wednesday: Cloudy with some afternoon sun. High in the lower 60s F (mid 10s C).

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. High in the mid 60s F (mid 10s C).