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Plenty of rain in store for Easter, Passover

Puddles lined the grounds of Stone Zoo in Stoneham on Saturday.
Puddles lined the grounds of Stone Zoo in Stoneham on Saturday.(Nathan Klima for The Boston Globe)

This weekend, some will celebrate with matzo, some with Easter eggs, and others with a little marijuana. But if there’s one thing everyone will need, it’s an umbrella.

Saturday began a rainy stretch that could last much of the week, according to the National Weather Service.

In Boston, rain showers began mid-morning Saturday, with thunderstorms possible in the late afternoon and showers continuing past midnight. The high temperature hit 73 degrees, forecasters said.

Sunrise Easter services Sunday could be affected by patchy fog expected to last from 2 a.m. until about 8 a.m. and a chance of rain lingering from the overnight hours, according to the weather service. It will probably be another mild day, with a high near 65 and at least a slight chance — 30 percent or more — of rain lasting through the day.

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There is at least a chance of rain every day this week, though Monday has the best odds for showers, according to forecasters. Most of Wednesday is expected to be dry, with the chance for precipitation returning later in the evening.

Temperatures are expected to cool incrementally throughout the week, from a high Monday near 61 degrees to a high of 52 Thursday, according to forecasters. Friday is expected to break the pattern, though, with a high near 57.


Lucas Phillips can be reached at lucas.phillips@globe.com.