Soggy and Cool Today, Drying Arrives for the Weekend | NBC Boston

Soggy and Cool Today, Drying Arrives for the Weekend

Overall, a cool and raw day is on tap for the region

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Friday Evening: Light rain and drizzle persist. Temperatures in the 40s.
    Overnight Friday Night: Cloudy with patchy fog and drizzle. Lows in the 40s.
    Saturday: Cloudy start then partial clearing. Highs into the mid to upper 50s.
    Sunday: Partly sunny skies with highs reaching into the low 60s.

    (Published Friday, April 21, 2017)

    The low pressure system that brought about a half inch of rain to much of New England is slowly exiting overnight.

    A weather front with the system is generating showers, and the possibility of a thunderstorm through midnight.

    There's not much wind, but it is coming in off of the ocean, keeping temperature cool in the 40s. There's a lot of humidity areas of dense fog and drizzle.

    After a gray start, we see a mixture of sun and clouds for our Saturday afternoon. Portions of southwestern New England will be well into the 60s, even as we stay in the 40s in the state of Maine with a mix of light rain and snow ending. Weak high pressure passes over New England Sunday with patchy fog early burning off to partly sunny skies, and a high temperature in the 50s and 60s.

    On Monday another week front from Canada or moving to Northern New England with slightly cooler, but dry air moving in for most of the region.

    At the same time we're keeping an eye on a slow-moving storm system to our self generating heavy rain in Virginia northward into southern New Jersey.

    That weather system is pretty much cut off from the jetstream, and will only slowly meander toward New England for the middle of next week.

    That means increasing clouds late Monday with a chance of rain along the south coast Monday night and Tuesday, that rain may spread all the way north for Wednesday.

    It's possible that we get a significant amount of rain, perhaps more than 1/2-inch in that system.

    After that system departs, we are in for warmer and brighter weather.

    By next Friday we should be back to 70° or higher.

    If all goes according to plan, we may be back into the 80s with sunshine for next weekend. 


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