Showers, thunderstorms possible this afternoon in E. Mass.

Areas just west of Boston and in Rhode island got the brunt of the precipitation during the holilday weekend storms. More showers and thunderstorms are expected today.
Areas just west of Boston and in Rhode island got the brunt of the precipitation during the holilday weekend storms. More showers and thunderstorms are expected today.Credit: National Weather Service

Showers and strong thunderstorms are possible today, especially across Eastern Massachusetts. These storms could bring frequent lightning, damaging hail, and flash flooding to a region that was drenched by rain on Monday.

Multiple inches of rain were reported in the Boston area from Monday’s rains. Four inches of rain fell in about an hour in Cranston, R.I., causing a small sinkhole and forcing evacuation of 60 people in the flooded area. No injuries were reported.

Skies could become partly sunny later today, and temperatures will hover around 80 degrees, according to the National Weather Service.

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“Today is the last of the humidity for a while,” Foley said. “This will probably be the last day of the week we will see an outbreak of showers and thunderstorms.”

Showers will dissipate around 7 p.m. A cold front will push into the region late tonight, clearing skies and bringing dry air to much of the state, according to the Weather Service.

Dew points will dip into the 50s Wednesday, and skies will be sunny. Temperatures will climb into the low 80s, and a southwest wind will develop during the day. Temperatures will drop into the low 60s overnight.

Thursday will see a slight chance of showers, though skies should be partly sunny. Dew points will remain low, and temperatures should remain in the low 70s, according to the weather service.

A prolonged period of dry, pleasant conditions will begin Friday and last into the weekend. Friday will be sunny, with a high near 70. Saturday and Sunday will see similar conditions, though temperatures will rise into the high 70s, according to the weather service. High pressure will build back into the region Monday, continuing the trend of dry, enjoyable weather.

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