A strong storm system is moving north today and will propel warm and somewhat muggy air into the region overnight and early Thursday. This is the same storm system which has brought severe weather to the southern states, including tornadoes. While we won’t see any severe weather locally, there is the chance of some thunder late tonight or very early Thursday morning.
The rain will be heaviest late tonight and during the first few hours around dawn tomorrow. I do think those of you commuting early may still have to contend with some downpours, but the trend tomorrow will be for the rain to shut down, especially after 9 a.m. It will be near 60 degrees when you awaken and remain in the 50s all day in spite of a slow fall. The record highs tomorrow are generally in the 65 to 70 degree range, so I don’t think we will break any records.
Winds are going to be very gusty overnight and strongest over the south coast, Cape Cod and the Islands. Any power outages would likely occur south of Boston.
Drier and more seasonable weather returns for Friday, and presently the weekend is looking quite nice with lots of sunshine. Saturday will be the cooler day with highs in the upper 30s, typical for the closing days of February. On Sunday, highs move back above average, reaching 45 to 50 degrees again.
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