Week to begin gloomy, end sunny

The weather this week will start out dreary, but skies will clear Thursday, and a beautiful weekend lies ahead, according to the National Weather Service.

Scattered showers and cloudy skies will be the norm for the next few days. The unsettled weather is caused by a frontal boundary that is parked over the state, said weather service meteorologist Bill Simpson. The boundary will continue to cause poor weather until a low pressure moves up the coast Wednesday to push it out of the area.

The heaviest rain will fall Tuesday night in the western half of the state, with 2 ½ inches accumulating into Wednesday. The Boston area is expected to see about 1 ½ inches.


Highs will be in the upper 60s to low 70s through Wednesday.

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Skies are expected to clear Thursday and remain mostly sunny through the weekend.

Temperatures Thursday and into the weekend will be in the 70s.

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