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Wet weather to keep plaguing New England on Monday

By Kyle Elliott, AccuWeather meteorologist
April 22, 2019, 2:19:07 AM EDT

After showers put a damper on Easter Sunday, another band of rain will spread into New England on Monday and may spoil outdoor plans for those with an extended holiday weekend.

As many partake in Earth Day celebrations and festivities on Monday, a new storm will develop off the mid-Atlantic coastline and bring a period of steady rain to southeastern New England as it tracks northward.

"The afternoon hours will be the wettest across southeastern New England, meaning a slower-go for the evening commute than the morning one," according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski.

"The earlier airline passengers have a flight in or out of Boston, the better as there can be delays later in the day," she added.

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Not only could the afternoon be a washout in Boston, but a chilly breeze accompanying temperatures in the 50s F could have people scrambling for jackets and sweatshirts.

"There could be enough rain for a delay or postponement of the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Detroit Tigers at Fenway Park on Monday evening," Pydynowski added.

"A bit of rain may also spread into western New England on Monday afternoon, but most of the day will be dry," she added.

The rain will move into central Maine and New Hampshire by Monday evening and Monday night, threatening to exacerbate the ongoing flooding due to recent rain and snowmelt.

Farther to the south and west, the weather on Monday should be significantly better.

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While some showers will dampen New York City on Monday afternoon, the morning hours should feature partial sunshine. Enough sunshine is expected to boost high temperatures into the upper 60s.

“Earth Day should feature a mixture of clouds and sunshine with temperatures climbing to a comfortable high in the lower 70s in Washington, D.C.,” according to AccuWeather Senior Meteorologist Kristina Pydynowski.

High temperatures across most of the mid-Atlantic and central Appalachians should be about 5 degrees Fahrenheit higher on Monday than what was recorded on Easter Sunday.

"As Monday's rainmaker pulls into southeastern Canada on Tuesday, some rain will linger around Maine in the morning," according to Pydynowski. "The mid-Atlantic and New York state, on the other hand, will turn even warmer ahead of a new storm set to return showers and thunderstorms to the Northeast Tuesday afternoon and night."

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