Clouds More Prevalent Than Sunshine to Cap the Weekend

More clouds than sun to end the weekend with showers arriving this evening, especially along the South Coast.

With that said, most of our daylight hours will be rain-free, so it's another great day for outdoor activities. High temperatures will be in the 50s and 60s north while 60s to almost 70 over inland towns in southern New England. Cooler at the coast this afternoon as sea breezes develop.

The storm system bringing severe weather across the Southeast will arrive here tonight with a chance for widespread rain. Even some embedded thunderstorms can’t be ruled out with rainfall totals that could exceed an inch over the mountains. That will exacerbate river flooding especially in Coventry, Vermont where we expect the Barton River to be above flood stage tomorrow. The heaviest and steadiest rain fall overnight into Monday morning, so this will be the wettest part of Patriots Day.

If you are a runner or spectator in the Boston Marathon, a poncho is recommended and dress in layers because temperatures will fluctuate during the day especially by midday when we get a lull in the action. With even some breaks in the clouds, it will allow our temperatures to increase into the 60s, but that will create some instability and scattered showers return in the afternoon as a cold front moves through. The wind will then increase out of the west with gusts up to 50 miles per hour - mainly for areas in southern New England Monday night into Tuesday morning. Isolated power outages, downed branches and power lines are possible.

Dry weather settles in Tuesday and Wednesday under seasonable temperatures with another chance for rain Thursday into Friday. At this time, a warm up is in store for Easter weekend but it stays unsettled.

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