We've arrived at the advertised transition week - an unsettled week as cool, Canadian air that was so dominant in April begrudgingly loosens its grip on New England to allow for our foray into the warmer spring air that's been present across much of the rest of the Eastern United States in recent weeks.
The clash between stubborn cool and incoming warm air is rarely a pleasant event, and this week is no exceptions - lots of clouds, periodic showers and rain, and relatively cool temperatures, noticeably below the average high temperature in the mid 60s for this time of the year.
So, the biggest challenge becomes timing the periods of showers and rain, and right now we see one slug of rain and thunder impacting us today, another round for Southern New England Tuesday morning through midday, showers Wednesday, particularly inland, and more clouds with showers late in the week!
As you may expect, lots of clouds and showers will keep the temperatures down over the coming days, with highs reaching the 60s where sun breaks out, and 50s or even some 40s where it doesn't.
By the weekend, breaks of sun will become more prevalent, affording milder temperatures regionwide, and next week it looks right now like our transition to warmer air will be complete, with highs into the 70s if all goes as planned in our exclusive, Early Warning Weather 10-day forecast.