It was literally a race against the rain today, with chilly temps and and easterly wind (a headwind for runners) blowing off of cool ocean waters.  We just had bad luck with this type of weather, especially after the weekend we came out of.  This was the wettest Marathon Monday since 2009.  Running 26.2 miles is a true accomplishment to be proud of… Running 26.2 miles in wind-driven rain and temps in the 40s is truly Boston Strong.  Way to go, runners.  

Showers this evening are already breaking apart into lighter rain and scattered showers.  The warm front is working its way in from the SE which will take the temps stuck in the 40s today, up to the 50 degree mark past midnight tonight.  I don’t think we’re done with the threat for more moderate rain, though.  Getting into early tomorrow morning there could be some brief downpours and even a few rumbles of thunder between 4-6am.  So, be prepared for the kids, dog, cat, fish, and even the odd scared neighbor to jump into bed with you in the wee hours of Tuesday.  That could be how some of us wake up tomorrow.

Tuesday looks to be the mildest day of the entire week.  In the afternoon, some of the cloud cover will move out – plus, the winds will shift to the WSW, which means we could keep the sea breeze at bay tomorrow.  Temps will climb into the mid 60s for coastal locations and upper 60s for some inland areas.  BUT – don’t get used to it.

While Wednesday also features temps in the low 60s, a cold front will work through later in the day.  This could also fire up some showers in the afternoon/evening.  After that front moves through, highs will stay in the 50s for the rest of the week and into the weekend.  While it will be cooler, it doesn’t look like we’ll see any washouts in the next week.  Just some pop up showers here and there.

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