An umbrella and a heavy jacket are musts to deal with today’s rainy, cold weather

Today is not a day to forget that umbrella. Or that winter jacket.

Despite a lull this morning, showers are expected to kick back into Boston around 10 a.m. and continue throughout the day, National Weather Service meteorologist Kim Buttrick said. When it finally ends, up to 1¼ inches of rain is expected to have fallen.

Temperatures will only reach 40 degrees in Boston, with winds between 15 and 25 miles per hour.

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Fitchburg, Greenfield, and other parts of north central Massachusetts could even see a wintry mix of rain, sleet, and snow, forecasters said in a weather discussion posted on the weather service website.

The southeast coast, as well as Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and Cape Cod could also see winds gusting between 45 and 60 miles per hour late this morning into this evening, forecasters said.

Rain will taper off overnight as lows dip to the upper 30s in Boston, Buttrick said.

This weekend, a polar jet stream filtering into New England will keep things dry and seasonable with highs in the 50s, the weather service said.

On Saturday, clouds in the morning will break, yielding partial sunshine, forecasters said. That sunshine will help push temperatures near 60 degrees.

Sunday will likely be a bit cooler, with highs in the 50s and brisk northwesterly winds, forecasters said.

Marathon Monday will start out cold, with temperatures near freezing, Buttrick said. Mostly sunny skies will help temperatures warm into the low-to mid-50s by the afternoon.

Rain is possible Tuesday and Wednesday, Buttrick said. Temperatures are also forecasted to rise as the week progresses, with highs in the 60s through Wednesday.