This Week's Weather: Intermittently Soggy ({{commentsTotal}})

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Those hoping for a return to the summer-like weather of weeks gone by should keep their enthusiasm in check - the coming days are expected to bring more cool air and showers.

Umbrellas and rubber boots may be the wisest fashion choices for Re-Independence Day events on Tuesday. Though the morning should only see variable cloudiness, the chances of widespread showers will increase during the day, with thunderstorms a possibility in the south, according to the Meteorology and Hydrology Institute.

Those in the northwest, however, have the best chance of being spared a soaking. Temperatures during the day are expected to range from 18 to 23 C, dropping into the 10 to 15 C zone by night.

Thanks to a strengthening high-pressure system moving in from the southeast, Wednesday should be mainly dry, with temperatures nearly identical to those of Tuesday.

Thursday is likely to be cloudier, with an increased chance of rain. Once again, temperatures will be in the 18 to 23 C range, dropping to 9 to 14 after dark.

On Friday, a new pattern of mainly clear skies will emerge, but the trade-off will be cooler temperatures, reaching only 17 to 20 C.

Over the weekend, the nighttime temperatures may shock anyone who dares point to a calendar as evidence that it should still be summer: the mercury is expected to dip to 7 to 10 C, and even get as low as 5 C early on Sunday morning.