Rain Precedes The Warm-Up
Posted by Chris Lambert
An onshore wind kept it cool again today despite some sunshine, and before we can finally get to warmer weather again, a farther downhill journey stands in front of us.
Clouds increase overnight and a few showers arrive by daybreak across Southeast Mass. Those showers slowly move northwest throughout the day, taking over the coastline by mid-day with a few lighter showers/sprinkle even reaching the 495 belt by the afternoon. An active east wind keeps temperatures in the 40s as it gusts 20-30mph at times, even stronger gusts along the coastline. In terms of rainfall amounts: Less than 0.25" falls north and west of Boston, about 0.25" in the city, and up to 0.50" across Southeast Mass. The highest totals we'll find will be across the Cape/Islands. There, localized downpours may drop over 1" through the afternoon and into the overnight hours.
Rain tapers off around daybreak Wednesday, and with moisture quick to retreat and winds turning back to the south and southwest, temperatures jump up quickly in the afternoon. Many of us reach at least the mid to upper 60s, with a few 70s showing up in towns north and west of Boston. Temps across the Cape are near 60 as a southerly wind is a cool wind direction there this time of year.
A few more showers to roll in overnight Wednesday and Thursday morning, then we're on Easy Street to end the week and roll through the weekend.