Showers to clear by Sunday afternoon, temps to reach low 70s

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FROM FOX 25 METEOROLOGIST SARAH WROBLEWSKI:

A burst of heavy rain and strong winds pushed through the state early this morning, thanks to a cold front sweeping through the area. Some areas picked up .50" to 1" of rain! Most showers are pushing off the coast, but a few scattered showers will work west to east and off the coast by late morning. However, a few showers may still linger over the Cape into the early afternoon. Improvement is underway for the area Sunday afternoon, but say so long to summer like warmth we had yesterday and welcome fall with temperatures only reaching the upper 60s to low 70s.

Breezy southerly winds will shift to the west behind this front, breaking up the cloud cover and drying the region during the second half of the day on Sunday. We should see improvement for the Pats game, although if you have tailgating plans, it still may be damp and muddy. The Red Sox will also see improvement with decreasing clouds as the game goes on. If you are headed north to N.H. for NASCAR, conditions look dry.

Fall officially begins at 4:44 p.m. on Sunday afternoon and it won't take long for us to notice. Monday morning temperatures will be in the 40s, and despite mostly sunny skies, breezy northwest winds will transport cooler air into the region allowing for temperatures to stay below average in the low 60s. High pressure will continue to build into the region next week and provide a beautiful stretch of dry weather. Although we'll start off cool, temperatures will moderate back to normal if not slightly above by the end of the week.

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