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June Gloom (Finally!) Looks Set to Break in Boston, Northeast

6 Jun 2017, 2:27 pm

Temperatures struggled to break 50 degrees in Boston on Tuesday as continued cooler than average temperatures plagued the Northeast, but there is hope in sight.

Warmer and drier weather is on the way to the Northeast after a bitterly chilly and rainy stretch left places like Boston and New York City stuck 15-20 degrees below average for much of the weekend and early portion of the work week, including Tuesday.

As of 4pm Eastern time on Tuesday afternoon, Boston had recorded 18 straight hours of measurable rainfall, and temperatures were stuck in the 40s with winds gusting to near 40 miles-per-hour (MPH), pushing the wind chill into the upper 30s. That’s right – a wind chill in early June in Boston.

New York City only snuck into the 60s on Monday, but Tuesday featured highs only in the mid-50s – a good 20° below average for early June. Clouds and rain also hovered over the Big Apple for much of Tuesday.

A prolonged trough of low pressure has kept clouds and rain, preventing the typically mild June sunshine from warming the Northeast closer to its seasonal averages in the 70s.

But check out the forecasts for both Boston and New York City, which will offer sunshine and warmth more typical of the second weekend of June, as opposed to the March-like weather that has dominated the region for the last week.

And it looks like the warmth will last well into next week as well. Finally!

Stay with WeatherNation for the latest on the forecast.

For WeatherNation: Meteorologist Chris Bianchi

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