Windswept Rain for Marathon Monday

A cold end to the weekend is setting the table for a wet and windy Boston Marathon.

We started off Sunday with overcast skies in southern New England, and ice pellets and sleet for northern New England, creating some slicks spots and flashbacks to last season. Temperatures will remain near the freezing mark for most of New England through this afternoon, so be sure to bundle up for any of your outdoor plans. The sleet and snow showers that are continuing to fall in northern New England are associated with the storm that has brought several inches of snowfall to parts of the Midwest, and severe weather across the deep south. The cold airmass that has overtaken New England, will battle out the warm, humid airmass that's situated to our south.

For the rest of our Sunday, expect showers to fill in for southern New England -- these showers being of the wintry variety, including sleet, some flurries and even the occasional freezing rain, depending on elevation.

Sunday night, the showers will get steady, especially along and south of the Massachusetts Turnpike, where temperatures will warm above the freezing mark, making for mainly rain showers through the overnight for Boston, Providence, southeastern Massachusetts and the Cape and the Islands.

For the interior, expect some sleet and ice pellets late tonight as temperatures hover near or below the freezing mark.

As the system continues to slide in, winds will greatly increase, especially for the western slopes of the Green Mountains of Vermont and the Berkshires for western Massachusetts, so a high wind warning has been posted for those areas through the overnight tonight into Monday afternoon, as gusts could top to 60 mph with sustained winds nearing 40 mph out of the east.

For Marathon Monday, wear the layers if you're participating or cheering on your family and friends, as we're tracking rainy, windy and cool weather for the entire race day. Thankfully, the heavy downpours should wait to sweep through by 6 p.m. With this line of embedded downpours, we cannot rule out a rumble of thunder or two, but it's likely that threat will remain for the southern coast of New England.

Overall, we could reach at least 1 to 1.5 inches of rainfall over the course of the next 24 hours. High temperatures for Monday will be in the 40s for most, near 50 for parts of Connecticut, Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts.

Some lingering mountain snow showers can be expected early Tuesday for Vermont and New Hampshire; otherwise, drier conditions slide in for southern New England with highs in the low 50s south, 40s north.

Midweek brings back seasonable conditions and drier conditions with highs in the mid to upper 50s under partly cloudy skies.

For the extended 10-day forecast, it looks like we finally settle into a seasonable pattern with highs at or above 50, with a few 60-degree days on the horizon.

In the meantime, you can stay up to date with the very latest weather alerts by downloading the NBC10 Boston and necn apps.

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