Thursday’s forecast mirrors that of Wednesday: a dry day and rainy night. However, Thursday brings a higher potential for sunshine. As the National Weather Service notes, they are not confident in a lot of sun, but predict a little more than the region saw today. The chance of rain increases in the western half of New England late Thursday afternoon, although showers are more likely to hold off until evening. The downpour is expected to diminish from west to east late at night.