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Boston weather: Another soggy day for Massachusetts

The weather map for Southern New England at 2 p.m. EDT on March 31, 2014.
The weather map for Southern New England at 2 p.m. EDT on March 31, 2014.

Forecast discussion: An almost stationary low pressure system off the coast of New Jersey brought heavy rainfall all across Southern New England. T.F Green Airport in Warwick, RI reported a little over 4.5 inches of rain since yesterday morning. Meanwhile, at Logan Airport, Boston unofficially received 2.86 inches of rain since the writing of this article. Due to the potential for coastal flooding during high tide tonight, a Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect until 3 a.m. Monday along the eastern coastline, up to Plymouth County.

High temperature forecast for March 31, 2014

The heavy rain also brought disruptions to some Massachusetts residents. In the city of North Adams, the heavy rain knocked out two radio towers along a nearby mountain. It actually stopped internet and cell phone use to almost 13,500 residents. Meanwhile, a sinkhole opened up along a road in Chelmsford. To view the article, just click here. Meanwhile, the Assabet River went over its flood stage. This river affects Middlesex and Worcester Counties. It will fall below flood stage by Tuesday morning.

It appears the weather will be just fine on Tuesday. For those baseball fans, the Boston Red Sox will begin to defend their world championship in Baltimore. The weather looks O.K. to get the second game of the season started in Maryland. The ridge will remain intact through the middle of the week. The ridge will begin to break down by Friday night, as a low pressure system works its way north and east from the Ohio River Valley. We will feel the effects from the warm front first, as showers will arrive Saturday morning. We will see rainfall through Sunday morning. However, a second low over New York may provide us with drizzle and mist for the rest of the day.

You will notice that temperatures will be rather seasonable for this time of the year. The coldest part of the forecast will be the overnight lows for the next couple of evenings. Temperatures will fall to near freezing. After Tuesday, we will see high temperatures in the lower to middle 50’s.

72 hour forecast:

Tonight: Breezy with drizzle and showers. Patchy fog is possible. We will see a low of 34.
Monday: Showers/light rain and windy with a high of 41. Winds will come from the north-north at 20-25 mph.
Monday night: Showers ending around 8 p.m. We will see a low of 32 with winds coming from the north-northwest at 14-17 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly sunny with a high of 48.
Tuesday night: Partly to mostly cloudy with a low of 34.
Wednesday: Partly sunny with scattered afternoon showers. Any shower activity will end by 7 p.m. We will have a high of 53.
Wednesday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 36.

Extended Forecast:
Thursday: Partly to mostly sunny. Highs 53-56, lows 35-38.
Friday: Partly to mostly sunny. Highs 50-53, lows 37-40.
Saturday: Cloudy with showers/rain by 8 a.m. Highs 47-50, lows 36-39.
Sunday: Showers/rain ends by 8 a.m. with drizzle and mist the rest of the day. Highs 47-50, lows 36-39.

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