Unsettled weather continues today; chances for storms increase as day goes on

Another day, another shot at severe weather. Showers are possible all day, with chances for storms increasing as the day goes on, National Weather Service meteorologist Charlie Foley said.

Showers and thunderstorms bringing strong winds and heavy downpours are expected to pop up across the state this afternoon until roughly midnight, the weather service said in a hazardous weather outlook issued this morning.

Areas west of Worcester have the best shot at severe weather, thanks to warm and sunny conditions prior to the rain, Foley said. In the past two days, Western and Central Massachusetts have seen a total of three tornado warnings.

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The weather in the eastern part of the state is not likely to be as severe, but Foley said he can’t rule out the possibility of a strong thunderstorm or urban flooding from heavy downpours. Some downpours could be heavy enough to slow the evening commute.

Temperatures will rise to 77 in Boston today and it will be in the upper 70s along the coast and in the low 80s inland, forecasters said.

Much like this morning, Friday will see a foggy start before showers and possible thunderstorms roll in during the afternoon. The only change from today will be a 10-degree temperature drop — expect highs in the upper 60s, Foley said.

With the exception of Memorial Day, the weekend is poised to be a chilly washout, with temperatures in the upper 50s, which is 10 degrees cooler than normal. Monday will be the long weekend’s saving grace, with mostly sunny skies and highs expected in the mid-60s.