‘This is a better week’: Boston could hit the 70s on Tuesday, but there’s still plenty of rain forecast throughout the week

"Hyper-cautiously optimistic about a nice weekend.”

Aviana Vergnetti crosses Commonwealth Avenue in Allston in heavy rain.
–Lane Turner / The Boston Globe, File

Boston could hit 70 degrees on Tuesday, but there are still plenty of chances for dreary, wet weather throughout the week, according to local forecasters.

Danielle Niles, a meteorologist with WBZ, predicts a high of 73 degrees for Boston on Tuesday, but with “building clouds” and the possibility of rain showers or a thunderstorm in the afternoon to the evening.

However, meteorologist David Epstein said, “This is a better week.”

“There’s a chance of a quick shower or thunderstorm [Tuesday] afternoon, but on balance the day is generally sunny,” he said. “Rain arrives sometime late Thursday and, Friday looks like the worst day of the week. Hyper-cautiously optimistic about a nice weekend.”


The National Weather Service’s seven-day forecast also shows a thunderstorm possibility on Tuesday, but just a 15% chance of rain on Wednesday with a high of 60 degrees. However, temperatures drop to highs of 54 and 51 on Thursday and Friday, respectively. Thursday has an 80% chance of rain while Friday’s is 75%.

Mike Wankum, a meteorologist with WCVB, notes in his seven-day forecast that the normal high for this time of year is 63 degrees. Wankum also predicts a sunny Wednesday with a high of 62 degrees. For Thursday, his forecast shows showers in the evening and rain on Friday. He forecasts a clear Saturday with a high of 64 degrees and a “cooler” Mother’s Day with a high of 58 degrees.