Though the day started with a few ice pellets mixing in with the rain sprinkles at Fenway Park, an increasing southerly wind will help to push temperatures into the 50s for many, ensuring mostly plain raindrops in sprinkles through the day.
The North Country started with snow showers, but a transition to raindrops continues there, as well. With an increasing south wind gusting up to 40mph, baseballs hit to left-center field will get an extra push out of Fenway this afternoon.
Showers expand tonight, then rain falls Tuesday with highs back into the 50s. Rain will taper in Western New England Tuesday afternoon, Eastern areas Tuesday evening, then bright and relatively cool conditions prevail for the rest of the week as Canadian high pressure extends into New England with a north and northeast wind.
Those waiting for warmer air will find it this weekend, once the wind direction shifts, and temperatures climb past 60 Saturday and closer to 70 Sunday afternoon!
Another dome of cool high pressure starts nosing south from Eastern Canada on Marathon Monday, and timing will be everything with this, as a backdoor cool front will be ready to push cool air into New England from the northeast, complete with clouds and cool air.
At this point, we're banking on the cold front arriving Monday evening or night - after the marathon - but obviously it's close enough we'll be keeping a close eye on it to be sure we don't need to lower the temperature forecast, similar to what's on the 10-day for next Tuesday.