Monday's sunshine starts a week of milder temperatures and includes a wet Tuesday and Wednesday, the National Weather Service said.

After Monday's high close to 50 degrees. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will feature temperatures in the mid-50s and even close to 60 before the mercury slips back to a high of about 49 for Friday and then returns to the seasonal mid-40s for the weekend.

Tuesday and Wednesday look to be wet, bringing between one and two inches of rain to the region over the two days, forecasters said. Tuesday's rain starts after 1 p.m. and lingers through the evening and into Wednesday, with showers most of the day.

Both days will have a daytime high of 58 degrees — about 10 degrees above normal, the weather service said.

On Thursday, a high pressure system clears the way for sunshine and a high of 54 degrees. There is a 30% chance of showers on Friday afternoon but otherwise it will be partly sunny with a high of 49 before a partly sunny but chillier weekend, forecasters said.