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Boston weather: Nice day for the beaches

The temperature forecast for Southern New England at 2 p.m. EDT on June 2, 2014
The temperature forecast for Southern New England at 2 p.m. EDT on June 2, 2014

Forecast discussion: For the first time in the late spring season, we finally received weather that made it feel like the first day of June. We received warm temperatures and bright sunshine to finish the weekend. We will see one more day of very warm weather, before a strong cold front brings some precipitation to the region for the next several days.

The high will remain in charge of our weather into tomorrow night. Winds will remain from the southwest, so warmer air will filter into New England. Also, if you are heading to the beaches, please be careful, as some east facing beaches will receive moderate rip tides. By early Tuesday morning, we will begin to see some mid and high level clouds build into our skies. The cloud cover will be due to an approaching cold front, now giving severe weather and some tornadoes into Nebraska and Kansas.

We will see the first showers by Tuesday afternoon, in advance of the cold front. The front will take some time to make its way to the east coast, as a low pressure system in the Atlantic will block the boundary. This will allow the warm front to dip south of the area on Wednesday. We will see the chance for heavier rainfall, along with some scattered thunderstorms Tuesday night. As the low in the Atlantic dissipates, the frontal boundaries will pass through. Our high temperature on Wednesday will only be near 70 degrees.

As we head towards the end of the week, the upper level pattern shows zonal flow, meaning systems will be moving in a straight west to east motion. A weak disturbance may bring some showers and thunderstorms by early Thursday afternoon. We will see some partial clearing on Friday afternoon, once all the precipitation moves offshore. A weak disturbance may help create some showers during Saturday morning. Otherwise, high pressure will bring drier air and cooler temperatures to end the weekend.

72 hour forecast:

Tonight: Clear skies with a low of 54.
Monday: Mostly sunny and warm with a high of 78. Winds will come from the south-southwest at 11-14 mph.
Monday night: Skies becoming mostly cloudy before dawn. We will see a low of 59 with south-southwest winds of 5-8 mph.
Tuesday: Cloudy with showers arriving by 3 p.m. We will see a high of 76.
Tuesday night: Precipitation increases to rain and isolated thunderstorms with a low of 58.
Wednesday: Rain tapers to showers by mid-morning, before ending by 4 p.m. We will have a high of 70.
Wednesday night: Mostly cloudy skies and a low of 60.

Extended Forecast:
Thursday: Partly sunny with showers/thunderstorms by the early afternoon. Highs 69-72, lows 56-59.
Friday: Showers end by the late morning, with partly sunny skies by the late afternoon. Highs 69-72, lows 56-59.
Saturday: Partly sunny with possible morning showers. Highs 69-72, lows 54-57.
Sunday: Mostly sunny. Highs 67-70, lows 54-57.

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