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Boston weather: Sunny but breezy on Sunday

The weather map for Southern New England at 2 p.m. EDT on April 6, 2014. Sunny skies but breezy conditions are expected.
The weather map for Southern New England at 2 p.m. EDT on April 6, 2014. Sunny skies but breezy conditions are expected.

Forecast discussion: A few showers passed through eastern Massachusetts this morning, before a high pressure system brought sunshine by the afternoon. However, the distance between the low leaving and the high pressure ridge coming in helped create a strong pressure gradient. The pressure gradient between the two systems helped to create the breezy conditions. It will remain breezy into tomorrow afternoon, before winds begin to diminish by Sunday night.

High temperature forecast for April 6, 2014

The high pressure system will keep skies clear Sunday evening, and will continue to see sunshine on Monday. Clouds, however, will begin to increase by the mid-afternoon. This is due to a developing low pressure system just south of Brownsville, TX at the moment. This low will move through the Southeast U.S. before making it into the Mid-Atlantic on Monday afternoon. We will begin to see some showers by Monday night. As the low intensifies, many computer models suggest moderate to heavy rain during the morning hours on Tuesday. We could see up to an inch of rain, with some isolated areas seeing as much as 2 inches. The precipitation tapers to showers by the early afternoon, before the low moves offshore Tuesday night.

We will see mostly sunny skies and slightly cooler temperatures for the middle of the week. A cold front will pass through New England on Friday, bringing some scattered showers. The front will move offshore before midnight, and we will return to sunny skies but cooler temperatures for next Saturday.

72 hour forecast:

Tonight: Clear skies and breezy with a low of 35.
Sunday: Mostly sunny and breezy with a high of 53. Winds will come from the west-northwest at 12-15 mph.
Fenway Park Forecast (1:35 p.m. vs. Milwaukee): Sunny, 48.
Sunday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 38. Winds will come from the west at 4-7 mph.
Monday: Mostly sunny through the early afternoon, with increasing clouds the rest of the day. We will see a high of 56.
Monday night: Showers arriving around 10 p.m. and a low of 45.
Tuesday: Moderate to heavy rain through the morning, before tapering to showers in the early afternoon and ending by midnight. We will see a high of 61.
Tuesday night: Partly cloudy before dawn and a low of 44.

Extended Forecast:
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 51-54, lows 33-36.
Thursday: Mostly sunny during the day, with increasing clouds in the evening. Highs 54-57, lows 44-47.
Friday: Overcast with showers arriving by noon, before ending by midnight. Highs 59-62, lows 39-42.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. Highs 52-55, lows 34-37.

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