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In the 70s Thursday, but rain moves in late Friday

Consider today the calm before the storm.

“We’re not going to be cleared up for a while,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Eleanor Vallier-Talbot. “Things may start to improve after Wednesday, but it’s going to be a slow process.”

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The storm, expected to arrive late Friday night, should be heaviest during the overnight hours and into Saturday morning. “It looks like it’s going to be an all day event, but Saturday morning should be the best,” Talbot said. “Right now we’re seeing maybe around a half-inch of rain, and some heavier downpours out toward Connecticut Valley and toward the Berkshires.”

Today should be dry and partly sunny, with high temperatures climbing into the lower 70s. Some clouds should arrive in the evening as low temperatures sink to 60 degrees.

Friday will start out similarly, with partly sunny skies and high temperatures reaching 72 degrees. Clouds should begin rolling in during the afternoon as temperatures drop into the upper 50s. Some light, scattered showers could begin falling during the evening as the storm approaches, bringing wind gusts up to 28 miles per hour. Heavier rain should begin falling after midnight and continue through Saturday morning, Talbot said.

The weekend will be off to a wet and cloudy start, with rain showers and high temperatures in the mid-60s. Breezy conditions should persist, with wind gusts as high as 25 miles per hour. Low temperatures will sink to 53 degrees as the rain begins to peter out in the afternoon.

The storm “will move offshore during mid- to late afternoon Saturday, but the rain will hang in there through midweek,” Talbot said. “It looks like Saturday will be the worst of it, but it’s going to take its own sweet time to move out.”

Sunday will be mostly cloudy and less rainy, with high temperatures near 64 degrees. Temperatures should lower to 51 degrees overnight.

Catalina Gaitan can be reached at Follow her on Twitter at @catalina_gaitan.
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