The weekend weather was pretty typical of mid-April in Southern New England. High temperatures were a few degrees cooler than normal, but still mild enough to enjoy some outdoor activities – including getting the yard cleaned up after a rough winter. More fine weather is in the forecast for early in the week. The weather looks just about ideal for the runners in the Boston Marathon. The day will begin with temperatures in the 30s – there may be some patchy frost in the countryside. There should be more sunshine during the day than there was over the weekend. The temperature will not be much different than the weekend, with highs in the mid 50s. There will be a 5-15 mph southeast wind in the afternoon. That will keep the Eastern MA coast a bit cooler than most other spots.
Skies will stay clear Monday night before some clouds roll in on Tuesday – primarily in the afternoon. It will be a relatively mild day, with highs in the low 60s. A few, stray showers are possible as a front approaches. There is a better chance of a showers Tuesday night. Lows will be in the 40s.
Wednesday looks like a decent day, but it is still uncertain what direction the wind will be from. If it is a north to easterly breeze, the high temperature will be close to 60. If it is out of the northwest, there is a better chance of the temperature reaching the mid to upper 60s. The sky will be partly cloudy. Thursday should be a bit cooler with an onshore breeze. Highs will be in the mid to upper 50s under partly to mostly sunny skies.
Rain is likely late in the workweek or early in the weekend. A slow-moving cold front will push showers and t-storms across the Eastern United States. Most of Friday should be dry, but showers or damp weather will develop ahead of the front in the afternoon and/or evening. It will be a windy day, with highs in the 60s inland and 50s near the coast. The best chance of rain is Friday night into Saturday morning.With any luck, the rain will move out by midday Saturday, and the rest of the weekend will be dry and seasonably cool – similar to this weekend.
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