Sunshine was fading behind clouds advancing into Southern New England Monday morning. The clouds will thicken in the afternoon, and the wind will increase to 10-20 mph out of the east-southeast. A soaking rain storm is in the forecast for Monday night into Tuesday morning. Rain will develop in the evening after sunset, and it will be heavy at times overnight. A thunderstorm cannot be ruled out as the vigorous weather system plows through.

Heavy showers move through the South Coast Monday Night

The wind will increase to 20-40 mph, and the temperature will rise from the mid 40s in the evening to low 50s by dawn. The heaviest rain will probably happen before dawn, but damp weather may continue through most of the morning. It will be brighter and mild in the afternoon, with highs in the mid to upper 50s, and a 10-20 mph south-southwest breeze. 1-1.5" of rain is possible from the storm. It may be enough for minor street flooding late at night and/or during the morning commute.

The weather looks much better through the midweek, with highs in the 50s on Wednesday and Thursday under partly to mostly sunny skies. It will be in the 30s at night. The next chance of showers is on Friday.

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