This Week's Weather: Cooler, Occasional Rain ({{commentsTotal}})

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The cooler weather that arrived on Monday is expected to remain through the first half of the week, later giving way to warmer, wetter and windier conditions.

From Monday night to Tuesday morning, a low-pressure system moving towards northern Russia could bring showers to many areas of Estonia, according to the Meteorology and Hydrology Institute. Chances of rain should decrease around midday on Tuesday, but there will be winds in the 20 to 40 kilometer per hour range. Temperatures during the day are expected to range from 16 to 19 C.

Wednesday is even less likely to see rain as a high-pressure zone moves in. Temperatures may be a degree warmer here and there, but should mostly be a repeat of Tuesday's. Moderate winds are expected. The night should be a slightly chillier 5 to 11 C, and could even drop to 0 C on some low-laying areas of the mainland.

By daytime on Thursday, the effects of the high-pressure zone are slated to weaken, creating an increased chance of showers. The tradeoff is that the warmer temperatures will begin to return, pushing the mercury up into the 17 to 22 C zone during the day. At night, readings should fall to 9 to 14 C.

At this point, Friday looks like it could bring some nastier weather as a system moving across Scandinavia will usher in rain as well as winds in the 25 to 45 kilometer per hour range. Gusts could even reach 60 kilometers per hour. Daytime temperatures are expected to be 20 to 24 C.