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Boston Weather: 48.0°F | Light Rain

Weather: Deluge!

By J.R. Moskaitis
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- As of yesterday evening, Boston had accumulated over 4.5 inches (11 cm) of rain since Wednesday, due to a nearly stationary storm system that has parked itself over the mid-Atlantic states. Including last night's rainfall, the storm total from this unrelenting system is likely to be around 6 inches (15 cm), a figure more reminiscent of the accumulation from a typical snowstorm rather than a rain event! The storm total precipitation exceeds the total amount accumulated during the first 90 days of this year, which had been a prolonged dry spell.

Although it has now lost its rain-producing moisture feed from the south, the same pesky storm system will keep low clouds and damp air in place through the day on Saturday. It will then be promptly replaced by another storm set to bring rain or snow into the region early next week. If we are lucky, we may see the sun again on Tuesday. Maybe. This is springtime in New England, after all.

Extended Forecast

Today: Rain ending early, but continued damp and chilly. High of 44°F (7°C).

Tonight: Fog and drizzle. Low of 38°F (3°C).

Saturday: Dreary with showers possible. High of 47°F (8°C).

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, then rain or snow developing late. High of 48°F (9°C).

Monday: Rain or wet snow likely, cold. High of 34°F (1°C).