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Boston Weather: 63.0°F | Partly Cloudy

Weather: Easter Gloom

By Michael J. Ring
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- After a few days of welcome sunshine this week, the weather appears ready to take another stormy turn as several systems tracking across the country head in our direction.

Today’s clouds and showers are actually part of a larger storm system which brought heavier rain to the southern Plains earlier in the week and the Southeast yesterday. As the low moves offshore it is expected to strengthen further but pass by to our south. After receiving over six inches of rain in the storm of March 31-April 1, we are fortunate to miss the brunt of this one.

While Saturday should be a quiet day, a low pressure system currently over the southern Rockies should approach our area by Sunday, giving us our next bout of rain. This system may stall over our region, making for a gloomy few days until the pattern clears at the middle of next week.

Extended Forecast

Today: Cloudy with a chance of showers. High near 50°F (10°C).

Tonight: Partial clearing. Low near 37°F (3°C).

Tomorrow: Partly sunny, High near 52°F (11°C).

Tomorrow night: Clouding up with a chance of showers late. Low near 38°F (4°C).

Easter: Cloudy with intermittent rain. High near 48°F (9°C). Low near 41°F (5°C).

Monday: Continued cloudy and showery. High near 50°F (10°C).