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    Chance of storms today

    A National Weather Service map shows the likelihood of precipitation through tonight.
    National Weather Service
    A National Weather Service map shows the likelihood of precipitation through tonight.

    Thunderstorms could bring flooding, heavy rain, and hail to parts of the region starting today, the National Weather Service said, and the wet weather could continue through the week.

    Though today started out sunny, showers and storms could appear as the day goes on.

    “It looks like it will start later on this morning,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Eleanor Vallier-Talbot. “As the day goes on and as the ground warms up, showers will develop.” Vallier-Talbot said the Cape and islands have the best chance of staying dry Monday. Temperatures will likely reach the low 80s today, with the sun reappearing at times.

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    This week will be “rather humid,” Vallier-Talbot said, with a chance for rain nearly every day.

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    Vallier-Talbot described the weather pattern as “stubborn.”

    “It’s just kind of a daytime thing, because the heat from the sun will percolate it and overnight it just kind of melts away.”

    Tuesday afternoon could see a few showers and storms; otherwise, it will be partly cloudy. Temperatures may reach the mid-80s tomorrow, and showers are possible through 10 p.m.

    Wednesday will see a threat for strong to severe thunderstorms beginning after 9 a.m., though Vallier-Talbot said such storms are more likely later in the day. The most significant threats from those systems are heavy rain and hail.

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    The chance for rain persists into Thursday, Vallier-Talbot said, especially inland. She said it looks “like it’s going to be mainly a late morning, afternoon kind of thing,” with showers hopefully moving out by Thursday evening.

    Temperatures may begin to cool off, with the expected high on Thursday only reaching the upper 70s.

    By Friday, skies are expected to clear the way for a sunny weekend.

    Kiera Blessing can be reached at kiera.blessing@globe.com.