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A clear and calm week

A stalled frontal boundary along the east coast served as a trigger for sustained rainfall yesterday and this morning across the New England area.

Any rainfall is welcome as moderate to extreme drought conditions have developed in Massachusetts after a summer of unseasonably warm temperatures coupled with limited rainfall. Some locations in eastern Massachusetts are nearly one foot below average for the year in terms of rainfall, putting the region at greater risk for crop losses and water shortages. Although it is unlikely that any single rain event will end advisory-level drought, a series of weak rain events like yesterday’s can reduce the yearly rainfall deficit.

As high pressure builds this evening, Boston will enter a brief period of drier and warmer conditions. Daytime highs through Friday will be in the low 80s °F as mostly sunny conditions develop and a weak ridge takes hold.