Sunshine Next Couple of Days Ahead of Mostly Rainy Weekend

We had plenty of sunshine today, but it was brisk with the wind. That wind slowly relaxes tonight into Wednesday as high pressure settles in over New England.

A shortwave moves across southwestern Connecticut tonight into tomorrow morning, bringing a few showers or sprinkles from there to areas along the south coast. With high pressure overhead, we keep the forecast dry and sunny for tomorrow afternoon with highs in the upper 50s.

On record, Boston has had the ninth warmest start to April, with an average temperature running 3.2 degrees above normal and most of this week is forecast to be above average.

Precipitation is on track so far for April with rainfall being 0.16 inches above normal. More rain is on the way for the end of this week into the next and we're expecting 1-2 inches of rain accumulation Thursday through next Monday.

Thursday is a transition day as we begin sunny, ending with clouds and chances of rain. Our wind direction changes, turning from the southeast then south into Friday and this allows our temperatures to really warm.

Temperatures will be in the 50s Thursday, then nearing 70 degrees by Friday. Scattered showers are possible late Thursday, then again Friday.

Most of our widespread and heavy rain will fall Friday night and Saturday night into Sunday morning, according to the latest forecast guidance. The low pressure system is not as progressive as the one we saw on Monday, so it becomes stacked and stalls to our west. This will mean repeated waves of rain especially Friday into Saturday. The cold front may move through early on Easter Sunday, with some drying in the afternoon. Highs both days this weekend will be in the mid-60s.

Scattered showers stay in our forecast each day next Monday through Thursday with temperatures in the low 60s. A very spring-like 10-day forecast!

River flooding in New England will continue through next weekend with the snowmelt and rainfall. Heavy rain of 1-2 inches is in the forecast for New England through early next week.

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