Showers and Storms Likely Today

FIRST ALERT: Sun and storms at times through the weekend

A storm or heavy downpour is possible but severe weather is not expected.

We are looking at a week that will have a chance for mainly scattered showers and thunderstorms every day.

Showers and embedded storms will continue Sunday evening into Monday morning.

Forecast surface weather map for Thursday. Winds will pick up slightly in the evening, blowing at less than 15 miles per hour.

The odds of measurable rain are high enough that you shouldn't plan on getting a lot of outdoor work done this week or this weekend; however, it will not be impossible!

Forecasters now expect more than an inch of rain to fall on Greater Boston into Tuesday morning. A continued southeasterly wind, however, will keep most of the afternoon showers concentrated to communities along the coast. Mostly cloudy with a low around 73. Partly sunny, with a high near 83.




Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. The chances for strong storms will remain low. A few showers or thunderstorms are possible in the panhandle. Temperatures are in the upper 70s to lower 80s. Highs will be in the upper-70s on Friday and in the mid-70s on Saturday.

Tuesday: Chances for some isolated showers this afternoon will stick around.

Tropical Storm Franklin has made landfall on the Yucatan Peninsula.

The Weather Service predicts a quiet weekend, and just a 20 percent chance for showers Monday night and Tuesday. Slow development is still possible during the next few days. The high will be 87, after a morning low of 71. Highs will be in the 70's to low 80's for your Sunday. Friday night will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms.

Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.

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