The weekend ended on a high note with tons of sunshine and highs in the mid to upper 50s on Sunday. It will stay clear through Sunday night, with lows near 30 inland, and in the mid 30s near the coast. Clouds will gradually increase during the day on Monday. Overall, it looks like a decent day, with highs in the mid 50s. The wind will swing around to the east-southeast in the afternoon. The 10-15 mph breeze will make it feel cooler near the coast.
A heavy rain storm is likely Monday night. Rain will develop by around 8 pm, and it will be heavy at times from late in the evening through late at night. The wind will increase and may gust over 35 mph near the coast. The temperature will stay in the 40s overnight.
Showers will linger Tuesday morning as the cold front eases through Southern New England. Rain will likely end by late in the morning, and it will be mild in the afternoon with some sunshine breaking through the clouds. Rain totals for the storm will be around an inch, with 1.5-2″ possible in a few spots. The high temperature will be in the low 60s on Tuesday.
The weather will be quiet and cooler through the middle of the workweek. Wednesday looks partly cloudy with highs in the low to mid 50s. It will be chilly early Thursday with lows in the upper 20s to low 30s. Thursday afternoon will be mostly sunny, with highs in the low 50s. A wind shift to the southwest will help the temperature rise to near 60° on Friday afternoon. Scattered rain showers are possible late in the day and/or Friday night as a cold front approaches.
The early outlook for next weekend is for showers early Saturday followed by a dry afternoon. Highs will be in the mid to upper 50s. Next Sunday looks similar to this Sunday, with lots of sunshine and seasonable early-spring temperatures.
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