It was a much nicer looking day out across the commonwealth as temps hit the mid-40s. The warmest air of the week is yet to come before rain spoils the fun come Friday.

Overnight lows drop to near 30 again tonight before a surge towards 60 Thursday afternoon. Winds will flip to the south and roll in at 10 to 20 mph.

Late in the evening, we’ll see rain start to file in. Expect the bulk of the showers to happen overnight, and a steady drip that lasts into mid-morning Friday. We’ll slowly dry out into Friday night. Rainfall totals will range from 0.1’’ to 0.5’’ across the state.

Temperatures will hold near 50 as the rain falls, but once the cold front filters in late Friday, temps tumble. Wind speeds going to climb Friday with gusts topping out in the low-40 mph range early Friday morning.

We’re heading back to the 30s and 40s over the weekend with overnight lows down in the 20s. The outlook through the end of march has most of the country in colder than average temps.