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Boston Weather: 78.0°F | Light Rain

Weather: Hint of Sun

By Nikki Prive´

O still, spoiled trees, O city ways,

O sun desired in vain,

O dread presentiment of coming rain

That cloys the sullen days!

-- Robert Louis Stevenson

The low pressure system which brought flurries to the Boston area Monday will linger over the Maritime region until Wednesday, keeping skies partly cloudy. Temperatures will slowly moderate until a cold front passes through tomorrow, with average highs several degrees below normal for this time of year due to a chill northwesterly wind. April showers will return late in the week, as a new system moves in from the Great Plains, bringing cool temperatures and rain showers possibly turning to snow on Friday morning. The track and strength of this system are uncertain, so the duration and amount of precipitation are difficult to predict.

Extended Forecast:

Today: Partly cloudy, highs in the upper 40s°F (9°C).

Tonight: Partly cloudy, lows around 30°F (-1°C).

Wednesday: Partly cloudy, high around 50 F (10 C), overnight lows around 32°F (0°C).

Thursday: Partly cloudy, high around 48°F (9°C), chance of rain and snow overnight, low in the mid 30s°F (1°C).

Friday: Chance of morning snow, changing to rain during the day, high in the mid 40s°F (7°C).