Tuesday rain to mar a pleasant week; today’s temps to rise into 50s

What a difference a weekend makes! After Friday’s storm seemed to set the clock back to winter, today’s weather will jump forward to spring, with clear skies and highs in the 50s.

Temperatures will stay warm through Wednesday. And, except for Tuesday, mostly clear skies and dry weather will hold for the next seven days, said Charlie Foley, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service office in Taunton.

Beginning Tuesday around 10 a.m. and wrapping up by midnight, more than half an inch of rain could fall across the state.

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The rainfall and snow melting from warm temperatures, expected to reach 55 degrees in Boston, could cause minor flooding across the state in rivers, streams, and urban areas Tuesday and Tuesday night, the National Weather Service said.

“Once we get through the rain tomorrow, let’s enjoy the next five days,” Foley said.

The following days, expected to be dry with the only a slight chance of showers Wednesday night, will come as a relief after last week’s nor’easter that battered the coast and dumped more than 2 feet of snow in the southwest part of the state.

The Blue Hill Observatory in Milton had the state’s highest accumulation with 29.8 inches.

A cold front will move through Wednesday, bringing high temperatures into the high 30s and low 40s on Thursday, lasting through St. Patrick’s Day.