Metro

Here comes the rain again (but then another sunny weekend)

Scattered showers are in the forecast for Wednesday afternoon and evening.
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Scattered showers are in the forecast for Wednesday afternoon and evening.

The Boston area has seen lots of sunshine lately, but it will soon take a quick break.

Rain is still in the forecast for Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service. But then the skies will brighten up again Thursday — and sunny weather is on deck for the weekend.

“A warm front will trigger scattered showers later this morning into the afternoon followed by a few more showers into this evening,” forecasters wrote. “Behind the front mainly dry weather along with pleasant temperatures and low humidity for the rest of the week.

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Look for increasing clouds as Wednesday grinds on, with a high near 75, accompanied by a rise in humidity.

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Forecasters say the chance of precipitation is 40 percent, and it could continue into Wednesday night with isolated showers and thunderstorms, some of which could produce heavy rain. Watch out for patchy fog between midnight and 1 a.m., forecasters said.

Thursday should be mostly sunny and warm, with highs in the upper 70s, and there’s a chance of showers at night, mainly between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., forecasters said.

Friday morning there could be a slight chance of showers before 10 a.m., but then the skies will clear up and it will turn mostly sunny, with a high near 74, forecasters said.

Friday night will be mostly clear, with a low around 58, and Saturday and Sunday will be sunny with highs in the 80s, forecasters said.

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Forecasters said Monday will be even hotter and more humid, with temperatures in the 90s.

“Much warmer weather arrives Sunday with summer heat and humidity for Monday,” forecasters wrote. “A few showers and thunderstorms are possible Monday afternoon/evening followed by drier and less humid weather Tuesday.”

Emily Sweeney can be reached at esweeney@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @emilysweeney.