A developing ocean storm should track well southeast of New England today, with rain staying offshore. A high pressure system will bring dry and seasonable weather tonight into Wednesday before a warm front brings some rain late in the week, according to the National Weather Service.
“We will see seasonable temperatures through most of the week,” said William Babcock, weather service meteorologist. “On Thursday, it could warm up into the lower 50s, but for Friday and Saturday we start cooling off again.”
Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 46. Conditions will remain dry for virtually all of the state, though the outer Cape and Nantucket have a slight chance of light rain. A north wind should only gust around 8 miles per hour, and combined with the day’s sun, conditions will feel warmer than they actually are. Conditions will remain mostly clear overnight and temperatures will fall into the low 30s.
Wednesday will be mostly sunny, with temperatures reaching into the mid-40s. Showers are possible late Wednesday, around 11 p.m. Skies will become cloudy overnight and temperatures will fall into the upper 30s, according to the weather service.
Showers will persist into Thursday, but should end by around 11 a.m. Skies will become mostly cloudy and temperatures should reach into the low 50s during the day, according to the weather service. Rain will return overnight, mainly after 9 p.m., and temperatures will fall into the mid-40s.
Friday will see more rain before 10 a.m. Skies will be cloudy, and temperatures will crest around 50. Rain will continue overnight, and some snow could pop up if temperatures dip below 32 degrees, which is possible.
“There may be a little bit of mixing for Friday, but Boston should see mostly rain,” Babcock said. “The race is how fast temperatures will drop below freezing before precipitation shuts off.”
Temperatures over the weekend will drop below seasonable, with daytime highs in the mid-30s, according to the weather service.
“Throughout the weekend it will be a little cooler than average,” Babcock said. “We keep fluctuating up and down.”Jasper Craven can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @Jasper_Craven