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Rain and sleet should fall continuously Monday

Well, we did ask for spring.

Rain showers drenched the region this weekend, causing some urban flooding and sinkholes to appear. That precipitation is continuing all day today, but it will give way to sunny and dry conditions through the end of this week.

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“Tuesday we’ll start seeing sunny skies and highs in the upper 40s,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Alan Dunham. “Compared to what we’ve been having it isn’t awfully bad, but normal for this time of year is 50 degrees.”

Rain and sleet should fall continuously today, changing to snow and sleet this evening.

The weather service issued a warning that there could be some areas of minor coastal flooding within an hour or two of the high tide. Some vulnerable shore roads and basements could be affected as well.

Shortly before noon, 3.57 inches of rain had fallen in Boston since Saturday, the weather service said.

No snow accumulation is expected this evening, Dunham said. Skies will stay cloudy all day, with high temperatures at 40 degrees dropping into the lower 30s overnight.

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The streak of sunny weather should start Tuesday, with clear skies and highs near 47 degrees. Some clouds will arrive in the evening as temperatures drop into the mid-30s.

Sunshine will return Wednesday, with high temperatures climbing to 52 degrees. Skies in the evening will become partly cloudy, with low temperatures sinking to 37 degrees.

Similar conditions will prevail Thursday, with mostly sunny skies and highs at 53 degrees. Low temperatures should drop into the mid-30s in the evening as some clouds roll in.

Friday will end the streak, with sunny skies and highs near 50 degrees giving way to some possible rain showers and low temperatures in the upper 30s.

“The rain should move in Friday night into Saturday,” Dunham said. Forecasters are unsure if showers should be as heavy as they were this weekend. “I hope not, but it’s too early to tell.”

Catalina Gaitan can be reached at catalina.gaitan@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter at @catalina_gaitan.

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