World and Nation

Chilly weather after a soggy start to the week

The sun stayed hidden all day yesterday as Cambridge was soaked by nearly continuous rain associated with a low pressure system tracking up the coast. As of 5:00 p.m. yesterday, Boston Logan Airport had already received 0.82 inches of rain, with even more rain occurring throughout the overnight hours as the low pressure moved out of Southern New England.

Today, we have traded the rain for relatively cold and breezy weather. West winds at 15-20 mph (with gusts as high as 35 mph) will make for a cool high temperature of about 37°F (3°C), or 7°F (4°C) below average. Expect much of the same for tomorrow: clear skies, gusty winds, and temperatures topping out in the mid 30s°F (2°C). There is a small chance of flurries Wednesday night associated with the next approaching cold front. Otherwise, the end of the week should be dry with temperatures in the upper 30s°F (3°C) to low 40s°F (6°C).

For those of us who are already tired of cold weather, good news! The National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center has issued a 70% chance of above-average temperatures for Cambridge early next week.