This week starts with a very special day in this part of the world. Patriots Day, also the day of the Boston Marathon, is an important day in the Boston area. We have history and tradition. There will be a re-enactment of the battle that started the Revolutionary War in Lexington and Concord MA at dawn. It will be fair and chilly for that with temperatures in the upper 30s under a mostly clear, brightening sky, with light wind. There is, of course, The Boston Marathon, which takes on even more significance this year – one year after the bombing. The weather for this great race will be nearly perfect, cool to mild air, generally light wind, with a bit of a cooling sea breeze near the finish. And don’t forget about the Boston Red Sox, playing their annual late-morning start home game at Fenway Park. It will be a great day for April baseball.
How about the rest of the week? Here’s a quick summary.
A cold front approaches Tuesday, which will be a mild to warm day (cooler South Coast due to wind off water). Rain showers will arrive from the west in the evening, making for a fairly wet night.
Front pushes offshore early Wednesday, which may being with some showers, as low pressure forms on the front and intensifies while moving away. The balance of the day ends up windy and cooler with breaking clouds.
Thursday will likely be the brightest day of the week as high pressure moves in from the west, but low pressure to the east will still be close enough to cause a gusty breeze between itself and the approaching high. Cool air will dominate.
Late week will see the approach, passage, and departure of a low pressure area, the timing of which is uncertain. For now, will go for an increase in clouds Friday, wet weather at night, lingering showers into Saturday, then variably cloudy weather with some lingering threat of showers later Saturday and Sunday.
Forecast for southeastern New England…
TODAY: Mostly sunny. Highs 50s coast, 60s inland. Wind S 5-15 MPH, coastal seabreezes.
TONIGHT: Mostly clear to partly cloudy. Lows in the 40s. Wind SW 5-15 MPH.
TUESDAY: Partly sunny to mostly cloudy. Rain showers arriving late day into the night. Highs in the 50s South Coast, 60s to around 70 elsewhere. Wind SW 10-20 MPH.
WEDNESDAY: Mostly cloudy and windy. Chance of showers early. Low 49. High 59.
THURSDAY: Mostly sunny and breezy. Low 38. High 58.
FRIDAY: Increasing clouds. Showers at night. Low 44. High 62.
SATURDAY: Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers. Low 44. High 60.
SUNDAY: Partly cloudy. Isolated showers. Low 46. High 59.