June has arrived! As summer nears, so does hurricane season. The National Weather Service has predicted the Atlantic hurricane season, which lasts from June to November, to be near-normal for 2009. According to forecasters at the Climate Prediction Center, there will be a 70 percent likelihood for the Atlantic to experience nine to 14 named storms, with four to seven of these becoming hurricanes.

For the time being, however, the Boston area will experience some significantly less-severe weather. South winds will allow for higher temperatures today, bringing in warm air and breaking the recent pattern of onshore flow. However, they will also bring showers, and the area could receive up to an inch of rain today. The weekend outlook isn't much better, as clouds will persist and the chance of showers will linger through Monday.

Extended Forecast

Tonight: Rain ending, Low 61

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy with a chance of afternoon showers, High 72

Sunday: Partly cloudy with a chance of showers, Highs in the low to mid 70s

Monday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers, Highs in the upper 60s