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Boston weather, metro north and west: Feeling like Summer on Monday

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The week ahead looks to start off warm Monday, turn much cooler for Tuesday and Wednesday followed by a wet pattern late week.

High pressure lies to our south on Monday and this sets us up with a warm southwest to west flow. Monday will be very similar to Sunday’s weather, except a few clouds are expected in the afternoon. Overall, another beautiful Spring day with a touch of Summer in the air. Temperatures will respond with afternoon highs reaching well into the 70s to low 80s across the area. Although the day starts with plenty of sunshine skies are expected to become partly sunny in the afternoon. Winds will be less than 15 mph.

Skies turn mostly cloudy Monday night as a weak low pressure system and cold front dive southeast out of Canada. This may spawn a few showers overnight with the cold front moving through early Tuesday morning. Tuesday will remain mostly cloudy with a chance of a sprinkle or drizzle along the coastal plain. Once the front moves through winds turn north then east and temperatures are going to turn much cooler in response to the easterly winds off the cold Atlantic Ocean. Lows Monday night fall into the low 50s and then the mercury does not recover much, if any, along the coast on Tuesday. Well inland and farther away from the oceans influence the highs may recover into the low 60s Tuesday afternoon. Winds do become a bit gusty along the coast late Monday night and Tuesday, perhaps reaching 25 mph at times. A gentler breeze prevails across the interior.

High pressure builds across the Gulf of Maine behind the cold front Tuesday and Wednesday. As a result the winds continue offshore and keeps the coastal plain chilly into Wednesday. Partly to mostly cloudy skies prevail with the lows Tuesday night in the mid to upper 40s and highs Wednesday in the 50s. Again, the further inland you go the milder it will be and temperatures across the far interior may clip 60 Wednesday afternoon.

The remainder of the week is still somewhat in doubt but a wet pattern may be in the offing. The computer models are suggesting an area of low pressure slowly moving out of the Midwest toward the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast during Thursday and Friday. This feature will keep us in the clouds with a threat of showers during the late work week period. Winds shifting around to the south will mean milder temperatures, close to seasonable levels, as we approach next weekend. Highs Thursday and Friday into the 60s with overnight lows Wednesday night through Friday night in the 50s.

Enjoy your week.

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