After rain, ‘unsettled’ week with below normal temps

Pedestrians with umbrellas pass by tulips in bloom in the Public Garden on a rainy afternoon on Sunday, in Boston, MA. (Nancy Lane/Boston Herald) April 23, 2023

After some parts of the region were drenched in heavy rain on Sunday, the weather pattern is expected to stay “unsettled” this week with daily chances for rain amid below normal temperatures.

It will feel more like April this week than earlier in the month when temps broke record-highs in the 80s.

“Our weather pattern… remains unsettled through the upcoming week, with daily opportunities for isolated to
scattered rain showers,” reads the National Weather Service’s forecast discussion for the Boston-area.

“Periods of rain expected this week due to a mid-level feature stuck over New England,” the meteorologists added. “Though do not expect any heavy rain or washouts.”

Western Massachusetts communities recorded the highest amounts of rainfall on Sunday. More than 2 inches of rain was measured in Northampton, Easthampton, Westhampton, and Greenfield.

The start of the workweek should start out mostly cloudy.

“There will be a chance for showers during the day with highs in the mid-50s,” Alan Dunham, meteorologist at the National Weather Service’s Boston office, told the Herald on Sunday.

Tuesday will have a 40% chance for showers with highs in the upper 50s.

“Wednesday should be a nice day,” Dunham said, noting the mostly sunny skies with highs near 60 degrees.

Thursday and Friday should be mostly cloudy with highs in the mid-50s.

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