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Boston weather, metro north and west: Sunshine, highs in the 50s today

Pollen count over the next few days.
Pollen count over the next few days.

Sunday morning begins bright and sunny with temperatures early this morning starting out in the upper 20s to low 30s across the local area. With high pressure in the area we can expect a lot of sunshine today with temperatures recovering by 20 to 25 degrees from the morning lows. Although west to northwest winds may become gusty for a few hours today they are expected to diminish this afternoon and may become weak enough that a coastal sea breeze could develop late this afternoon which would quickly drop temperatures right along the immediate coast.

Rain will extend from the Gulf Coast to Canada over the next several days.

High pressure begins to advance offshore tonight and continues well offshore on Monday. Fair skies and cool temperatures again tonight with a sunny start to the day on Monday as temperatures once again make a nice recovery for the afternoon. However, clouds will be on the increase in advance of a potent low pressure system that will pull out of the western Gulf of Mexico and quickly move northeastward. The low should be centered in western New York State by early Tuesday then move into southern Canada through the day. The attendant warm and cold fronts will both move through Tuesday creating an active day of weather. A surge of milder air will move up the East Coast and advance into southern New England Tuesday with the warm fronts arrival. However, the cold front swings through later in the day pushing the milder air and wet weather offshore. High temperatures on Tuesday could reach into the low 60s in response to the warm fronts arrival.

Monday stays dry through the daylight hours with increasing cloudiness. Rainfall is now expected to arrive after dark Monday night. The rain will continue through the night and at least into midday Tuesday. Periods of heavy rainfall are possible which brings about some concern with respect to the high levels of some rivers and streams. According to the National Weather Service a widespread one inch of rain is expected from this event but some locally higher amounts are possible. If the higher amounts are realized some of the waterways could be pushed near flood stage once again. Those that live in the flood prone areas should stay tuned to updates on this storm.

Once the cold front moves through late Tuesday or Tuesday evening the drying out process will begin. A dry and slightly cooler period of weather follows for Wednesday and Thursday before it turns quite mild again Friday.

Three Day Outlook:

Sunday: Lots of sunshine and pleasant with a brisk wind through the morning. High temperatures in the low to mid 50s. West to northwest winds 10 to 20 mph with some gusts to 25 mph possible along the coastal plain, diminishing in the afternoon. Remote chance of a late day sea breeze along the shore.

Sunday night: Clear and chilly. Lows in the upper 20s inland, low 30s coast to near 35 in Boston. Light and variable winds, becoming south by morning.

Monday: Increasing clouds and pleasant. Highs in the 50s. South to southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.

Monday night: Rain arrives shortly after dark, possibly heavy at times after midnight. Lows in the low 40s. Southeast winds 10 to 20 mph.

Tuesday: Rain in the morning tapering to showers by afternoon. Mild, high temperatures in the upper 50s to low 60s. Gusty south winds to 25 mph.

Tuesday night: Remaining mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s to low 40s.

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