You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on BostonGlobe.com. Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Red Sox Live

1

0

▲  6th Inning 1 outs

A sunny start to week, but rain likely for the Fourth

Last weekend’s sunny skies will likely stick around today and tomorrow, but thunderstorms and heavy rains are likely by the end of the week.

“We could be in for some pretty heavy rain Thursday to Friday,” said meteorologist Bill Simpson of the National Weather Service. “It could get pretty messy.”

Continue reading below

Today should be clear and sunny with high temperatures reaching the upper 80s. Overnight the region can expect partly cloudy skies and low temperatures in the high 60s.

Tuesday will likely be similar, with mostly sunny skies and high temperatures reaching 90 degrees and falling to the low 70s overnight.

Showers and thunderstorms are possible by Wednesday afternoon, with high temperatures in the low 90s. The chance for showers and storms continues overnight, while temperatures drop to the mid 70s.

Simpson said Western Massachusetts will probably be affected by the rain initially, but by Thursday, storms could be affecting “pretty much all of the state.”

Showers and storms are possible Thursday, with chances of rain increasing overnight. Temperatures may rise to the mid 80s during the day, and fall to 70 overnight.

A tropical system forming off the coast has the potential to bring strong winds and hail Thursday night into Friday, along with possible flash flooding.

“Hopefully, this tropical system will be pushed to the south,” Simpson said.

Showers are likely to continue on Independence Day, with a chance of thunderstorms and high temperatures in the upper 70s. Temperatures may sink to the mid 60s overnight.

Loading comments...
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Marketing image of BostonGlobe.com
Already a subscriber?
Your city. Your stories. Your Globe.
Yours FREE for two weeks.
Enjoy free unlimited access to Globe.com for the next two weeks.
Limited time only - No credit card required!
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.
Thanks & Welcome to Globe.com
You now have unlimited access for the next two weeks.
BostonGlobe.com complimentary digital access has been provided to you, without a subscription, for free starting today and ending in 14 days. After the free trial period, your free BostonGlobe.com digital access will stop immediately unless you sign up for BostonGlobe.com digital subscription. Current print and digital subscribers are not eligible for the free trial.