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Boston Weather: 41.0°F | Overcast

Weather

Pleasant Patriots Day

Showers are likely tonight, but they will do little to add to our meager precipitation total of less than two inches of rain over the last two months. The recent dry weather pattern will return for the weekend, and continue well into next week. Patriots Day looks to be ideal for the marathon: pleasantly sunny for the onlookers, but cool for the runners, because of an easterly breeze from the chilly Atlantic.

While the Northeast has been rather dry of late, the western part of the country has absorbed a relentless onslaught of wet weather. Main-stem rivers in California’s central valley are currently flooding, after weeks of persistent rains across the state. Conditions have been even more anomalous in Hawaii, where numerous precipitation records have recently been broken. Over a 43-day stretch ending April 2, Lihue (on the island of Kauai) received 45 inches of rain, more than they average over an entire year. Nearby Mount Waialeale recorded 139 inches of rain over the same period. However, Mount Waialeale still has a long way to go to reach its average yearly rainfall of 460 inches!

Extended Forecast

Today: Mostly sunny early, then increasing clouds in the afternoon. High: 64 F (18 C)

Tonight: Showers, patchy fog. Low: 50 F (10 C)

Saturday: Cloudy early, clearing for the afternoon. High: 68 F (20 C)

Saturday Night: Clear. Low: 48 F (9 C)

Sunday: Mostly sunny. High: 61 F (16 C)

Monday: Sunny, cool. High: 48 F (9 C)