Dry Today. Cool and Damp Thursday

Cooler than average April weather continues today and will persist through the remainder of the week. In fact, temperatures are likely to remain at or below normal right through the weekend. As it looks right now, our next opportunity for near to slightly above average temperatures won’t come around until Monday or Tuesday of next week. For perspective, the average high temperature for April 18th at Hyannis is 55F.

Temperatures in the 30s Wednesday morning will peak in the upper 40s to around 50F this afternoon under a changeable sky featuring periods of sun and plenty of passing clouds. A gusty west wind will continue through the day, adding a bite to the air at times…especially when the sun disappears behind the clouds.

The cool, dry air over the region today is setting the stage for a chilly, raw, damp Thursday.

Low pressure will race eastward from the Midwest today and pass over or just south of Cape Cod during the day tomorrow. This incoming storm center will spread clouds and a shield of precipitation into the region very late tonight, lingering through most of Thursday.

As a result, here on the Cape we can expect intermittent light to moderate rain, some pockets of mist and drizzle, a busy northeast wind and temperatures stuck in the 40s throughout the day tomorrow. If you’re traveling off-Cape, don’t be surprised if you run into some snow…especially if you are heading into the central, western or northern parts of New England. In fact, parts of Southern Vermont and New Hampshire are bracing for several inches of snow tonight and tomorrow.

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