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Although it will be breezy today, it will be less harsh with a few spikes to 20-25 mph. The atmosphere will be more stable today but some patches of passing clouds and an isolated spritz cannot be ruled out as temperatures climb to the lower 60s except upper 50s to near 60 over the Worcester hills.
In this first full week of May ahead, expect average temperatures with highs mostly in the lower to middle 60s and overnight lows mostly in the lower to middle 40s.
The late April chill continues this afternoon through tomorrow featuring high temperatures only in the middle 40s and that is about 15 degrees below the average for the date. Yes, it is gloomy and raw but it could be much worse.
With high pressure ridging into the region, I am expecting sunnier conditions today but there are still going to be some clouds developing during the day with another bank of clouds threatening to back in from the east during the later half of the afternoon
Residual moisture on the western flank of an offshore circulation suggests that today’s sky will still be ruled by lots of clouds yielding some scattered showers. There is hope, however, for slight improvement over yesterday as some splashes of sunshine occur between the passing clouds.
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.
All systems are GO for Patriot’s Day activities such as the reenactment of the Battle of Lexington, the Red Sox game at Fenway Park and, of course, the Great Boston Marathon.
Before the arrival of the cold front, strong southerly winds will blow at 20-30 mph with a few gusts approaching 45-50 mph this afternoon to early evening. A Wind Advisory has been posted by the National Weather Service. Scattered showers will become more widespread and downpours will occur through the evening.
After last evening’s rainfall, we ended up with a stellar Saturday with sunshine sending temperatures close to 70 degrees. At 3:59 pm, Boston’s high of the day was recorded at 69 degrees which matches yesterday’s 69 for the warmest so far this year.