Metro

Kicking off the work week with mild weather

A woman ran on the Boston Harborwalk near the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Dorchester in May.
Craig F. Walker/Globe Staff
A woman ran on the Boston Harborwalk near the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Dorchester in May.

We’re going to kick off the work week with mild weather, but we could see some strong storms by mid-week. But for the next couple of days, we’ll be treated to comfortable temperatures — and low humidity.

The clouds you see this Monday morning will gradually give way to sunny skies, and temperatures are only expected to reach the lower 70s, according to the National Weather Service. Humidity will be low, with dewpoints staying in the lower 60s.

On Monday night it will be partly cloudy and cool in the Boston area, with lows in the lower 60s, forecasters said.

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“Temps will fall back to seasonal levels, bottoming out from the mid to upper 50s across the interior valleys to the lower-mid 60s along the coast,” forecasters said. “Some patchy fog may develop for a time near the outer Cape and Nantucket overnight.”

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Tuesday will be mostly cloudy in the morning, then becoming partly sunny, with highs in the lower 70s, forecasters said.

The first chance of precipitation is Tuesday night into Wednesday, and some strong/severe storms are possible, forecasters said.

Wednesday will be humid, as dewpoints will rise into the 70s, and noticeably warmer, as temperatures could reach the lower 80s. It will be mostly cloudy and showers and thunderstorms are likely, with wind gusts reaching as high as 20 mph, forecasters said.

Forecasters said strong thunderstorms are likely to develop south of the Mass. Pike late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, and localized wind damage and flash flooding could be possible. There’s even the possibility of a tornado touching down, forecasters said.

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“We will have to keep a close eye out for an isolated short-lived tornado, too, mainly south of the Mass Pike toward daybreak Wednesday,” forecasters said.

Wednesday night will be partly cloudy, with lows in the lower 60s, and then the sunshine — and low humidity — will return on Thursday, forecasters said.

“High pressure will bring sunny skies and comfortable humidity Thursday and Friday,” forecasters said. “The high moves off the coast next weekend but still will provide mainly dry weather.”

Thursday and Friday should be sunny, and comfortable temperatures will prevail, with highs in the upper 70s on Thursday and near 81 on Friday, forecasters said.

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