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Wet Thursday, Cooler and Drier for the Weekend

Just as one batch of rain moves out, another moves in.



    Weather Forecast: Showers Moving in by Mid-Afternoon

    Today (Thursday): More clouds than sunshine. Showers move in by mid-afternoon with areas of heavier rain north of Boston. Mild. Highs in the low 60s. Tonight (Thursday Night): Lingering showers. Otherwise, mostly cloudy with lows into the lower 40s south / upper 30s north. Friday: Breezy, chilly and sunny. Highs near 50. (Published Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016)

    For most of northern New England it was a soggy start to our Thursday with scattered showers and some embedded downpours.

    More rain is on the way for the afternoon, as the system tracks across the area and off the coastline by tonight. Through Friday morning, the areas that will see the most beneficial rain from this system will be central Vermont, New Hampshire and southern Maine, seeing between a half to an inch of rainfall over the next 24-hours.

    The tail end of the system could bring a line of showers into southern New England, but the bulk of the rain will remain along and north of the Mass Pike.


    After Wednesday’s midweek warmth, Thursday will be unseasonably warm, but not nearly as warm as yesterday’s 70 degree high for most of southern New England.

    High temperatures will struggle to make it out of the upper 50s for most of southern New England, with northern New England high temperatures near 50 degrees. Some lingering showers are possible overnight into Friday morning, but these showers will not be as widespread, and overnight lows will be dropping into the lower 40s south/30s north.

    We will dry out but really cool things off just in time for Friday under partly cloudy skies.

    High temperatures on Friday will struggle to make it into the lower 50s south/lower 40s north, and this cooling trend towards normal early November temperatures for New England will continue through the weekend.

    Wednesday was likely the last dose of 70 degree high temperatures we will see until late spring.

    On Saturday evening into early Sunday, there’s still a chance for a rain/snow mix mainly into far northern New England. Otherwise, the weekend remains dry.

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