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Rain Moving In

By Melissa Mack, WBZ-TV
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Just as our little ones are heading back to school and college students are moving into their dorm rooms, the rain is moving in.  Luckily, there won’t be heavy rain for your little ones early this morning at the bus stop, but there will be showers around. So, along with your hugs and kisses good-bye, don’t forget to send them with their umbrellas and raincoats. Showers will become steadier and more widespread as the morning turns to afternoon.  Highs will be near the the middle 70s…near 70F for areas north and west of 495.  The rain will be heaviest tonight through Wednesday afternoon.  Additionally, the heaviest waves of rain are expected to be north and west of Boston.  These areas, north and west of Boston, will receive ~2-4″ of rainfall within a 24-36 hour time period.  Areas closer to Boston and within the 495 corridor will receive 1-2″ of rain while ~.75-1″ of rain is expected for Southeastern Massachusetts.  The rain will taper off on Wednesday evening.  High temps on Wednesday will be near 80F. Depending on how far north the warm front pushes, the warmest spots will be south of the Pike (lower 80s) with cooler highs north of the Pike (70s).

With a trough-like pattern hanging around, there will be a slight chance of a few isolated afternoon showers/storms on Thursday and Friday. They will be mainly dry days though. Highs will be between 80-85F…cooler coast.

Tropical Update: Tropical Storm Leslie is forecast to stay offshore, but come close enough to make for high surf and dangerous rip current late this weekend and early next week.  We need to watch the upper level trough closely. If it becomes negatively tilted, it ‘could’ steer the storm towards Southern New England. Currently, models show it swerving toward Nova Scotia/New Foundland.  Leslie is expected to become a hurricane later this week and potentially a category 2 as we head into the weekend.  Here’s on of our latest models…the GFSx…

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Welcome back to work and school!
To all of the students, we hope that you have a wonderful day!

BUS STOP FORECAST: It’s back! Please send your bus stop pics to weather@cbsboston.com.  Thanks! :)

~Melissa :)

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