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Boston Weather: 57.0°F | Light Rain

Weather

Take a Breather

By Tim Whitcomb
STAFF METEOROLOGIST

Although things in the New England are heading away from the balmy weather that dominated Spring Break and returning to a somewhat more varied pattern, the situation in the rest of the country has somewhat stagnated as well. The Midwest is enjoying a respite from the severe weather that resulted in multiple tornadoes weaving swaths of destruction across the landscape. Seattle, Washington spent 22 out of 31 March days under cloud cover. Yet, there are still places where weather is causing trouble. California is carefully watching the levee system as heavy rains have left very little wiggle room for flood prevention. The AP reported today that the Governor declared a state of emergency in seven counties.

Things are much more low-key around here. The models show a large ridge of high pressure making its way toward us, but rattling around the edges are several small-wavelength perturbations that will likely lead to some brief periods of unsettled weather over the next few days. Otherwise, look for light winds and some high clouds. As the ridge moves downstream later in the week, it’s followed by several more exciting events that will lead to a frontal passage sometime Thursday.

Extended Forecast

Today: Sun early (thanks to the high pressure) then clouding over a little. High 58 F (14 C), but this will change depending on the strength of the sea-breeze circulation.

Tonight: Cloudy, 42 F (6 C)

Tomorrow: Some clouds, high 63 F (17 C). Wind picks up in the afternoon.

Tomorrow night: Cloudy, gusty winds, and chance of rain (before the frontal passage), high 45 F (7 C)

Thursday: Small water droplets in suspension and larger ones falling from the sky (how many times can you type “cloudy”) with the high temperature about 60 F (16 C)