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Boston weather, metro north and west: Sun fades Monday, shower threat overnight

Showers stay to our west Monday, risk of showers locally Monday night.
Showers stay to our west Monday, risk of showers locally Monday night.

Near perfect weather over the weekend gave us an opportunity to get outdoors and enjoy our favorite activities. Whether it was beach or boating, a back yard cook out, yard work, painting, biking or taking a walk the weather cooperated with warm temperatures and low humidity.

The high pressure system that was in control through the weekend has moved offshore as a disturbance to our west begins to move out of the Ohio Valley. This system will spread increasing amounts of clouds into the area through Monday with skies becoming mostly cloudy overnight. Although showers may break out across western portions of Massachusetts during the day any shower activity most likely does not reach northeast Massachusetts until after dark. High temperatures on Monday 75 to 79 degrees. The overnight lows 60 to 64 with winds light out of the southwest.

The remainder of the week will most likely feature a lot of clouds and varying chances of showers, although there will also be periods of partial sunshine. During Tuesday a disturbance moves through the area. This will give us a mostly cloudy day and night with the chance of showers and a thunderstorm possible. Temperatures will cool back a bit with highs 71 to 75 degrees, but still very pleasant for early June. Overnight lows 56 to 60. Light winds out of the south and southeast Tuesday will turn onshore at night behind the departing disturbance.

On Wednesday we may see a drier day as high pressure tries to push southward into southern New England. Also, the frontal boundary associated with Tuesday’s disturbance will be shunted south of us and this too may allow for some partial sunshine. As winds remain off the cool Atlantic on Wednesday this will keep temperatures cooler, especially along the coast. Expect highs near 65 on the shore, 69 to 73 inland.

Partly to mostly cloudy skies Wednesday night, lows 54 to 58.

The chance for showers return Thursday and Friday as the frontal boundary to our south attempts to lift northward as a warm front. Friday looks to be the wetter of the two days with low pressure to our north dragging a warm front and then cold front through during Friday and Friday night. Highs 68 to 72. Lows 56 to 60.

Drier conditions are back in time for next weekend as high pressure returns behind the departing cold front.

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