By Sarah Wroblewski

BOSTON (CBS) – A warm front will be lifting through the area Monday afternoon pushing temperatures into the upper 50’s to low-mid 60’s. But clouds will increase and scattered showers are likely.

A cold front will approach from the west along with a an upper level low with a lot of cold air aloft by the afternoon. With daytime heating and energy sweeping through, we could see a few severe thunderstorms with the main threat being damaging winds and small hail.

Of course, with any thunderstorms, a burst of heavy rain and lightning are possible as well. The greatest risk will be through 8 p.m, with the threat decreasing once the sun sets and we lose daytime heating. Most activity will be hit or miss, so if you plan to head outside Monday afternoon, just keep an eye to the sky for threatening clouds.

TONIGHT-MIDWEEK

We will clear out tonight, with decreasing clouds. Overnight lows will be near 40 degrees. Tuesday will be a nice day with a mix of sun and clouds, but cooler. Highs will get stuck in the 50’s with a breezy northwest wind. Gusts 20-30 mph are possible.

Under clear skies Tuesday night and as winds relax, temperatures will drop and another threat of frost is possible by Wednesday morning. Once again, record low temperatures are possible to start the day. After a chilly start in the 30’s on Wednesday, sunshine will boost temps to near 60 by the afternoon.

LATE WEEK WARM UP

By late week, the jet stream will shift north allowing seasonable and mild air to flow into New England. On Thursday, temps will finally jump to near to above normal in the mid 60’s. It currently looks dry, but clouds will be increasing.

(WBZ-TV graphic)

These clouds are linked to the risk of showers and storms for Friday, but the trade off is that temps will be very mild in the 70’s. We’ll hold onto near 70 degree weather to start the weekend, but showers are possible on Sunday with cooler temps in the 60’s.

Sarah Wroblewski

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