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A sunny start to the week gives way to more rain


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The April showers will hopefully bring May flowers as Massachusetts is set to experience a rainy week.

A woman uses an umbrella to keep out the rain on the Harborwalk in the Seaport District. Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff

Spring will kick in next week with its typical cool temperatures and relentless rain.

Light showers on Sunday will give way to a dry start to the work week on Monday, although more rain is expected again late Tuesday evening, according to local meteorologists.

“[Looking ahead] Take advantage of the next few days and get out if you can as the second half of next week is looking very wet,” said the Boston office of the National Weather Service. tweeted Saturday.

The NWS forecast for next week calls for plenty of sunshine on Monday and Tuesday, with highs in the mid-50s. Rain is likely to start late Tuesday evening, after 11 p.m., then continue through Friday. Wednesday will be wet and cold, with highs near 48. Some sunshine may break through spells of rain on Thursday, with noon highs near 50 and evening lows around 42.

Friday will be a bit warmer, with highs near 60, but windy with gusts up to 20 mph.

Daily local weather forecast

  • Today
    April 02


    Partially sunny

  • Sun
    April 03


    Showers

  • Mon
    April 04


    Partially sunny

  • Mar
    April 05


    Intermittent clouds

    Intermittent clouds

    56°
    42°

  • Wed
    April 06


    Rain

  • Game
    April 07


    Showers

  • Fri
    April 08


    Showers

Looking ahead to next weekend, AccuWeather Boston predicts Saturday will be mostly cloudy with showers and highs of 58. Next Sunday will be cloudy and a bit cooler with highs of 50.

Although Massachusetts faced an arctic blast last week, the NWS reports that the region actually experienced above normal temperatures in March. But the state has had less rainfall than usual, according to the service.

“Above normal temperatures with below normal precipitation and snow at all climate sites in southern New England for the month of March. Providence, RI arrived at the 12th hottest March in resort history,” NWS Boston tweeted Saturday.

Boston ended March with an average temperature of 41.4 degrees — the typical average temperature is 38.3, according to the NWS. Worcester saw a similar trend, with an average temperature of 37.6 in March, around 3 degrees warmer than usual.

Boston received significantly less snow than normal last month, according to the NWS. In March, the city received 2.1 inches of snow, while 9 inches is the norm. As for the rain, Boston only saw 2.93 inches; the usual is 4.17 inches.



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