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Severe weather threatens southeastern U.S., cool and cloudy in Boston

It’s been an active few days across the Southern Great Plains and the Southeast as a multi-day, multi-state severe weather outbreak affected the region. On Sunday, preliminary storm reports indicated that 32 tornadoes touched down from Iowa and Nebraska to Arkansas, Mississippi and Louisiana, killing at least 18 people in three states. At the time of this writing Thursday afternoon, the severe threat persisted as tornado-warned storms continued to affect Mississippi and Alabama. Unfortunately, this severe threat will stick around for at least today and possibly tomorrow for parts of the southeastern U.S.

Here in Boston, we won’t have any severe weather to worry about, although the same large-scale system associated with this outbreak will likely bring rain to our region tomorrow night into Thursday. Today, the high temperature will top out around 47°F (8°C) thanks to breezy northeasterly winds and mostly cloudy skies. Below-average temperatures continue tomorrow, with a high of only 46°F (8°C). Showers are likely to begin popping up tomorrow afternoon/evening, with heavier rain settling in overnight. This rain will likely continue for most of the day Thursday, which should be warmer with a high in the upper 50s°/low 60s°F. Thankfully, things should dry out Friday and our patience will be rewarded with partly sunny skies and a high temperature in the mid 60s°F.