Metro

Warm day to lead to rainy night with winds possibly reaching 50 mph — and thunderstorms

A warm, wet, and windy 24 hours are in store for the Bay State, the National Weather Service said today.

Temperatures will continue to escalate today with daytime highs nearing 58 degrees in Boston. Winds gusting up to 25 miles per hour will also whip Eastern Massachusetts, while the state’s interior will see dense fog in places around noon, said meteorologist Bill Simpson.

Rain could affect the evening commute as showers roll through the region at 5 p.m., though the bulk of heavy rain will come with thunderstorms just after midnight, the weather service said.

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Winds will increase with the rains. Gusts could reach 50 miles per hour in Boston and through the South Shore from midnight through 6 a.m, the weather service is predicting.

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Spotty showers and patchy fog will continue until mid-morning Thursday, and the strong winds will ease off, though gusts could still kick up to 40 miles per hour, according to the weather service.

By Friday, the warmup will quickly disappear when a new cold front marches through the state and returns high temperatures to normal averages in the low to mid-30s. The colder temperatures will last through the weekend, the weather service says.

Lauren Dezenski can be reached at lauren.dezenski@globe.com