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Boston weather: Wet, cool weather in store

The precipitation forecast for Southern New England at 11 a.m. on June 5, 2014
The precipitation forecast for Southern New England at 11 a.m. on June 5, 2014
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Forecast discussion: Pockets of heavy rain passed through eastern Massachusetts early Wednesday morning, before we saw spot showers for the rest of the morning. A cold front will be passing through the region this evening, keeping our winds coming off the ocean. This will keep temperatures quite cool, especially during the day on Thursday. By early Thursday morning, a low pressure center following along the boundary will pass into the Mid-Atlantic. This system will bring showers with isolated periods of heavy rain during the morning commute into the early afternoon. By the late afternoon, precipitation will slowly taper off to isolated showers before ending by Thursday night.

According to the latest computer models, a high pressure system over the northern Great Lakes will slowly bring drier air into the region for the weekend. There is still the chance for a spot shower on Friday, but overall we will see more clouds than sun. Temperatures will slowly rise into the lower 70’s on Friday, with warmer air arriving on Saturday. There is a very slight chance for an afternoon thunderstorm on Saturday, but the odds are slim to none. Temperatures will reach the upper 70’s on Saturday.

The weekend will continue to be fantastic, as we will keep mostly sunny skies and temperatures reaching the lower 80’s on Sunday. As we head into early next week, a cold front will slowly work its way towards Southern New England. At this time, it appears the high will keep the system away from us until the end of Monday night. We will see a few showers ahead of the system, with heavier precipitation early Tuesday morning. The precipitation will linger into Tuesday night, before the front moves offshore. Temperatures will cool off slightly, with daytime highs reaching the lower 70’s.

72 hour forecast:

Tonight: Cloudy with heavier rainfall and isolated thunderstorms after midnight. Some heavier rainfall may create isolated street flooding. Patchy fog is expected after midnight. We will see a low of 57.
Thursday: Periods of rain and isolated thunderstorms until the early afternoon. We will see precipitation taper off to isolated showers. We will see a high of 65 with east-northeast winds at 8-11 mph.
Thursday night: Showers end by 10 p.m. and a low of 56. Winds will shift to the northwest at 5-8 mph.
Friday: Partly sunny with a high of 73.
Friday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 60.
Saturday: Mostly sunny with a possible thunderstorm in the afternoon. We will see a high of 78.
Saturday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 60.

Extended Forecast:
Sunday: Mostly sunny. Highs 80-83, lows 60-63.
Monday: Partly sunny with possible showers before midnight. Highs 75-78, lows 58-61.
Tuesday: Rain/isolated thunderstorms by 1 a.m. but ending by 7 p.m. Highs 71-74, lows 56-59.
Wednesday: Partly sunny. Highs 70-73, lows 57-60.