There will probably never be a Boston Marathon as amazing, meaningful, exciting and emotional as yesterday’s great race. Whether you were cheering on the runners somewhere along the race course or watching the riveting coverage on WBZ, I predict that you will never ever forget it. Crossing that finish line is a mega accomplishment. Congratulations to one and all! We were blessed with wonderful weather albeit a bit too warm for some of the runners in the afternoon. In some places, it warmed up 40 or more degrees from the morning mins. Thankfully, it was not as hot as the 85-90 degrees of two years ago.
Now that the marathon is over, we can give a green signal for showers to shift across the area this evening. An approaching cold frontal boundary will trigger the activity but there will not be long-lasting heavy rain. I cannot rule out a few brief heavier downpours in a few locations but most of the rainfall amounts should be under a half-inch. Before the thicker clouds arrive this afternoon, some filtered sunshine will send temperatures well into the 60s over southeastern MA with some lower 70s west-northwest of Boston. Due to the freshening gusty southerly wind to 15-30 mph, Cape Cod and outer Cape Ann will only be in the 50s. As the frontal boundary moves offshore tonight, a developing storm will spike up the wind Wednesday afternoon and that will continue into much of Thursday. Residual moisture circulating around the storm in the Canadian Maritimes will cause lots of clouds and perhaps a few spotty showers on Wednesday with highs of 55-58. That will be followed by bright sunshine on Thursday with highs of 56-59.
Looking ahead, the next weather maker closing in on the area from the west will produce some increasing cloudiness on Friday with light wind and highs in the middle to upper 60s except cooler 50s near the coast. Showers will cross the region on Saturday then high pressure should ridge into the region to provide some sunshine on Sunday and Monday with highs in the middle 50s to lower 60s. There are no signs of any unusually hot weather coming for the rest of this month.
Make it a great day!