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Sunny today, but April showers are on the way

The current streak of sunny weather will soon give way to rain, according to the National Weather Service.

“Friday night into early Saturday morning there’s a good chance of rain,” said weather service meteorologist Charlie Foley. “Monday night and Tuesday could be a soaker, but hopefully we’re through with snow.”

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Skies will be sunny today, with high temperatures at a slightly below-average 49 degrees. Some clouds will arrive in the evening as temperatures drop to 36 degrees.

Friday will be cloudier and cooler, with partly sunny skies and high temperatures cresting at 42 degrees. Some light rain showers could begin falling as early as 3 p.m., but won’t become more intense until the overnight hours. Low temperatures should sink to 39 degrees overnight, with between a quarter-inch and a half-inch of rain expected before Saturday morning.

Any remaining rain showers should peter out before 9 a.m. Saturday, giving way to some patchy fog before noon. Skies will become partly sunny as high temperatures climb into the mid-50s. Some clouds should roll in during the evening as temperatures drop to 36 degrees.

“Sunday looks to be the better day, with sunny skies and temperatures in the 50s” Foley said. High temperatures should reach 53 degrees before dropping into the upper 30s overnight. Skies will be clear all day.

“Monday night we could see a significant rain event,” Foley said.

Potentially heavy rain showers could continue through Tuesday night, he said.

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