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    After balmy start, cool temperatures move into Boston

    It was a balmy morning for Boston, but forecasters say the warmth won’t last.

    “Temperatures have already started to go down from 71 degrees this morning and are now 66,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Kim Buttrick. “There’s a chance of showers ahead and along this back-door cold front that’s bearing down on Boston.”

    The weather service also warned that thunderstorms are possible along the eastern slopes of the Berkshires today, potentially dousing the area with up to a half-inch of rain.


    Today will be mostly cloudy, in the 60s near the coast and as high as 80 in the interior. Scattered rain showers are possible this afternoon, with showers likely between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. Low temperatures should sink to around 50 overnight.

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    “We’ll have low clouds overnight tonight and then perhaps some drizzle into Wednesday,” Buttrick said. “Then there should be a slow improvement during the day.”

    The drizzle should clear by 9 a.m., giving way to cloudy skies and high temperatures at a below-normal 54 degrees, slightly higher in the interior. Clouds should persist into the evening as low temperatures drop into the low to mid-40s.

    The sun will return Thursday, along with normal high temperatures in the 60s and 70s. Some clouds will arrive in the afternoon as low temperatures start sinking into the low 50s.

    Some scattered showers are possible throughout Friday. Skies should be mostly cloudy, with high temperatures in the upper 60s dropping into the low 50s overnight.

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