Rain and cooler-than-normal temps in store for Boston this week

“It’s not going to be the most pleasant stretch like the holiday weekend.”

Pedestrians cross Tremont Street.
– Craig F. Walker / The Boston Globe

Boston is in for a rainy and colder-than-average week, according to the National Weather Service.

The normal high temperature for this time of year is 70 degrees for the Boston area, Matthew Belk, a meteorologist with the service, said. And temperatures are expected to stay in the 60s this week.

“We’ll certainly be below normal,” Belk said.

Rain is also moving in for Tuesday afternoon and evening.

“Certainly as you get past noon, showers will be much more frequent,” Belk said.

The area will be “drying out around midnight,” he said. A “patchy drizzle” is predicted for Wednesday morning with showers that night into Thursday, continuing into Thursday evening.

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“It’s not going to be the most pleasant stretch like the holiday weekend,” according to Belk.

Meteorologist Barry Burbank says it’s uncertain if conditions will “brighten up” on Wednesday or if it “will remain gloomy.”

Terry Eliasen, WBZ meteorologist, says early predictions show Friday as being clear, while Saturday “looks dry,” with the possibility of more showers on Sunday.