After a partly sunny Monday, with a high close to 60 degrees, clouds will move in toward evening, the National Weather Service said, and there is a good chance for rain Tuesday.

The chance for rain, arriving sometime after 2 p.m. Tuesday, rises to 60% as the day goes on and linger overnight, forecasters said.

But the good news is that the forecast calls for clearing skies with sunshine for Wednesday and the remainder of the week through the weekend.

Still, daytime temperatures will be in the mid to high 50s all week, slightly cooler than what is normal for this time of year, and overnight temperatures will dip into the upper 30s and low 40s throughout the week.

However, the weather service reminds that this is Severe Weather Awareness Week, and as part of that, explained Monday that severe thunderstorms are defined as storms capable of wind gusts of greater than 58 mph or that can produce hail an inch or larger in diameter.

That size hail can damage property, vegetation, homes and vehicles, and winds of that strength can knock down trees, break tree limbs, down utility lines and cause other damage. These kinds of thunderstorms also can produce tornadoes or dangerous lightning, as well as heavy rains that can lead to potentially life-threatening flash flood conditions.

The weather service also reminds that the National Hurricane Center will be conducting a live webinar May 5 at 9 a.m. geared to students in grades 3-8 from its Hurricane Awareness Tour stop in New York City. The webinar will focus on the job of a meteorologist and also the weather hazards created by hurricanes. The weather service said the presentations are "perfect for classrooms and home-school families."

Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of forecasters, as well.

Registration is required and available at

The webinar will take place on WebEx and be livestreamed on YouTube. It is hosted by the Inner Space Center project Hurricanes: Science and Society, located at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography.

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