‘Another week, another unsettled pattern:’ When forecasters expect it to rain this week

Boston could see over an inch of rain by Tuesday, forecasters said.

Pedestrians use umbrella to protect themselves from the rain at the Boston Common.
Pedestrians use umbrellas to protect themselves from the rain. –Craig F. Walker / Globe file

Monday night is likely to have “the best chance for rain” this week, according to meteorologist Mike Wankum of WCVB.

“After that, a few lingering showers Tuesday morning and another round of showers Wednesday morning. Lots of dry hours in between,” he said. Wankum’s forecast shows Thursday to be the clearest day of the week.

By Tuesday, Boston could see rainfall of just over an inch, Vicki Graf said.

Graf also predicts the chance for rain from Monday through Wednesday, but that doesn’t mean the entire week is a washout.

“I don’t expect it to be raining all day every day,” she said on Twitter.

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Even with rain in the forecast, temperatures are expected to be “above average” for “most areas this week,” according to WBZ meteorologist Barry Burbank. Temperatures in Boston are expected to stay in the mid- to upper- 60s, his seven-day forecast shows, with Wednesday’s high at an expected 71 degrees.

“Sunshine will be limited through [Monday] then more prevalent Wednesday & especially Thursday,” he said.

“We’ll likely end the week with another wet system moving through, bringing light-to-moderate rain showers [Friday] and into the overnight hours,” the National Weather Service said.