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April showers bring — you know the drill

With the exception of a few rainy and cloudy days (and one day of snow), this past April has been filled with reasonably pleasant weather. We finish the month with uncertainty as a set of warm and cold fronts drift over the region. There could be periods of rain or showers throughout the next two days, but even our local NWS forecasting office is uncertain of when or how much rain will arrive. Bring your umbrella, just in case! 

Luckily, we expect to see some beautiful weather return for the start of May. This weekend, expect partly cloudy skies and warming temperatures. As temperatures start to warm up, expect thick green leaves to replace the beautiful flowers on trees lining the sidewalks throughout the city. The Boston Public Garden is also celebrating spring with thousands of blooming tulips. The tulips should be at peak bloom for another week or so; if you can, enjoy the nice weather this weekend with a walk into Boston!

Extended forecast:
Thursday: Afternoon showers. High around 56°F (13°C). East wind around 4–8 mph. 
Thursday night: Rain. Low around 49°F (9°C). East wind becoming south around 5–7 mph. 
Friday: Chance rain, otherwise partly sunny. High around 64°F (18°C) and low around 43°F (6°C). West wind around 15–20 mph with gusts up to 33 mph. 
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High around 62°F (17°C) and low around 45°F (7°C). Northwest wind around 15–20 mph. 
Sunday: Partly sunny. High around 68°F (20°C).