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Remember That Yellow Thing
In the Sky?

By Michael J. Ring

By tomorrow afternoon, we may catch a slight glimpse of something we haven’t seen in a full week — the sun. However, a total respite from this past weekend’s incredible rainfall will not come until the upcoming weekend.

The last batch of heavy rain should be winding down as you pick up this paper, as the low pressure system and cold front which have been the culprits of our terrible weather finally pull offshore. Unfortunately, the blocking pattern over the North Atlantic, which had kept the storms frozen over New England, is only slowly weakening. Hence, showers will linger across New England for a few days. Another storm is likely to move up the coast and bring steadier rain again on Friday. Our first chance at a truly sunny and dry day won’t come until the weekend.

Through Monday morning, 8.3 inches of rain had fallen at Logan Airport since Friday. In over a century of record-keeping, only once has Boston received more rain over a 72-hour period.

Extended Forecast

Today: Cloudy with showers and cool. High near 58 F (14 C).

Tonight: Cloudy with scattered showers. Low near 50 F (10 C).

Wednesday: Finally, a few breaks in the clouds. Warmer with a high near 70 F (21 C).

Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy, with a low near 52 F (11 C).

Thursday: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers. High near 68 F (20 C). Low near 55 F (13 C).

Friday: Cloudy with steadier rain likely. High near 65 F (18 C).