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Boston weather: Windy and raw for Tuesday

The weather map for Southern New England at 2 p.m. EDT on April 29, 2014. Cloudy skies, windy conditions, and sprinkles are expected.
The weather map for Southern New England at 2 p.m. EDT on April 29, 2014. Cloudy skies, windy conditions, and sprinkles are expected.

Forecast discussion: High pressure ridging brought some sunshine to Boston, but by the middle of Monday morning, the shift to easterly winds from a low pressure system in the Atlantic brought clouds back over the region. A second low pressure system will bring some heavy rainfall for Wednesday and Thursday.

High temperature forecast for April 29, 2014

The low centered over western Iowa at the moment brought devastating weather over the last few days. A total of 20 people are dead and many people are still missing as tornadoes spawned through Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Iowa over the last two days. Currently, severe thunderstorms passing through Mississippi and some have spawned a few tornadoes. You can read more about it by clicking here.

For Southern New England, we will not have the severe weather they are seeing. However, by Tuesday night, the cold front will bring some heavy rain by Wednesday. The heavy rainfall will continue into Wednesday night into Thursday morning, as a new low pressure system rides up the cold front into the Northeast U.S. The computer models are predicting an inch and a half to as much as three inches of rain by early Friday morning. The heavier amounts are due to isolated thunderstorms. There is the chance of some street flooding, due to poor drainage. But, as the warm front pushes through early Friday morning, temperatures will actually reach seasonable conditions.

We are expecting dry weather for most of the weekend, as the front moves offshore, and weak high pressure ridging moves over Southern New England. There is the chance of some spot showers, due to the daytime heating. However, the main center that created all this weather will finally push through the Northeast on Sunday. We will see the risk of some scattered showers by the late afternoon, but should end before midnight. We will see mostly sunny skies by next Monday.

72 hour forecast:

Tonight: Overcast skies with a low of 42.
Tuesday: Overcast skies and windy with sprinkles during the day. We will have a high of 47 with east-northeast winds of 17-20 mph with occasional gusts of 30 mph.
Fenway Park Forecast (7:10 p.m. vs. Tampa Bay): Cloudy, windy, 47.
Tuesday night: Steadier showers/light rain begins by 11 p.m. with a low of 41. Winds will come from the east-northeast at 9-12 mph.
Wednesday: Rain by mid-morning with isolated thunderstorms and a high of 46.
Wednesday night: Rain, heavy at times, with isolated thunderstorms with a low of 44.
Thursday: Heavy rainfall tapers off through the day with a high near 62.
Thursday night: Showers/light rain ends around 3 a.m. and a low of 49.

Extended Forecast:
Friday: Partly to mostly sunny skies. Highs 62-65, lows 47-50.
Saturday: Partly sunny. Highs 61-64, lows 46-49.
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with showers arriving around 3 p.m. Showers end by 11 p.m. Highs 60-63, lows 45-48.
Monday: Mostly sunny. Highs 58-61, lows 43-46.

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