You thought today was nice? It’s going to be in the 70s on Tuesday in some areas of the state.
The National Weather Service says that temperatures should generally rise to the upper 60s to low 70s on Tuesday, with the warmer readings south of the Massachusetts Turnpike.
Before that, clouds will roll in tonight, bringing a chance of showers and thunderstorms. The storms will arrive in the western part of the state between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. and on the coast between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m., forecasters said in a discussion posted on the Internet.
A rumble of thunder and a stray shower will likely linger into the morning commute, said weather service meteorologist Charlie Foley. Less than a tenth of an inch of rain is possible.
Partly to mostly sunny skies are expected by late morning or early afternoon Tuesday.
A front moving eastward will stall over the region for the rest of the workweek, with cool and unpleasant conditions on its north side and mild and pleasant weather on its south side, Foley said.
“That front is going to oscillate north and south, and we’re uncertain where it’s going,’’ making the rest of the week a bit difficult to predict, Foley said.
A 50 percent chance of showers will reign Wednesday through Friday, with decreasing temperatures as the week progresses. Friday’s forecast high is 48 degrees – the same as tonight’s low.
However, “once all this stormy weather is out of the way Friday, the weekend should be sunny, dry and in the 50s,’’ Foley said.
As for Monday’s Boston Marathon forecast, Foley said, it’s too early to predict anything temperature-wise, but it will be dry.