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Soggy Saturday

Soggy Saturday

There have been eight straight weekends in Boston with at least one drop of precipitation. This weekend will certainly be no exception. Although it is sunny during the daytime hours today, rain will be moving in later tonight. Not only will this possibly impact your Friday night plans, but due to the size of the precipitating region, this storm will also rain-in on your Saturday night activities as well.

Most storms generally track west to east. However, this particular one starts out in Georgia and moves northward. With the storm aligned north-south, this sets us up for a prolonged rainstorm. Most computer models are predicting over 2.5 inches of rain. To put this in perspective, statistically, Boston receives only about one storm a year with that amount or more. On the flip side, in one of the drier areas of the U.S., Yuma, AZ receives only a measly 3.2” for the entire year. After the storm moves out, Sunday will be sunny and definitely a better day to be outside.

Extended Forecast

Tonight: Rain with periods of heavy rain. Lows in the mid 30s°F (1°C). Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph.

Tomorrow: Rain in the morning with intermittent showers in the afternoon. Highs in the lower 40s°F (6°C).

Tomorrow night: Rain but even heavier. Low around 30°F (-1°C).

Sunday: Sunny and windy. Highs in the lower 40s°F (6°C).