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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Wet Tonight, Warm Wednesday

Rain develops tonight out ahead of Wednesday’s warm up.  Early morning showers on Wednesday (before 8 am) will give way to a mild afternoon with a mix of sun and clouds. High temperatures will approach 50 degrees in some towns! But the warmth only lasts for one day.  We slowly start chipping away at the high temperature for the remainder of the week.  By Thursday highs are in the middle 40s.  By Friday and Saturday high temperatures will be in the upper 30s and lower 40s.

One Scenario for Sunday (12Z ECMWF)
There is still a chance for some rain and/or snow on Sunday from a wave of low pressure staying well southeast of New England. An easterly wind blowing off the relatively milder ocean means rain is most likely (if anything) for the shore and a mix inland. For now it also looks like a weak storm which means less precipitation.  5 days out this is all still very much up in the air.  The storm could miss entirely.  Or it could intensify more and track closer to the coast.  So take all my latest thoughts with a grain of salt. Every day that we get closer to the event, we'll get a better handle on everything.

Tonight: Rain developing. Low: 33-40.

Tomorrow: Chance for an early morning shower (before 8 AM) and an afternoon shower (after 2 PM). A mix of clouds and sun, mild. High: mid 40s to around 50 degrees.

Thursday: Partly to mostly sunny, not as mild. High: lower to middle 40s.

Friday: Mostly sunny. High: near 40 degrees.

Saturday: Sunny to partly cloudy and pleasant. High: upper 30s and lower 40s.

Sunday: Chance for rain and snow from a coastal storm.  Still a lot of uncertainty. High: upper 30s and low 40s.

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