Soaring temperatures flirting with 60 degrees won’t last, but at least the arctic cold will stay away this week.

Meteorologists are watching for periods of rain in the coming days, as well as the potential for wet snow if a low pressure system heads further north into the region.

After the abnormally hot weather on Sunday, temperatures will remain mild in the 50s on Monday. Forecasters predict a period of widespread rain from Monday afternoon to Monday evening, followed by strong gusty winds from Monday evening to early Tuesday.

A rumble of thunder or two will be possible. The rain should stop quickly as soon as a cold front passes.

Then temperatures will drop into the 40s on Tuesday, but it should be sunny and dry.

“A beautiful day Tuesday,” said Alan Dunham, a meteorologist with the Boston office of the National Weather Service.

It should be in the 40s and dry for at least the first half of Wednesday for the most part, but meteorologists are watching the path of a potential coastal low pressure system for later Wednesday.

“We are still watching for wet snow potential late Wednesday through Wednesday evening if low pressure continues farther north,” the National Weather Service forecast discussion reads.

Above normal temperatures around 50 degrees are expected to return Thursday and Friday, but rain could affect the region from Friday to part of Saturday.

In unscheduled news, the National Weather Service’s Southern New England office is looking for volunteer observers to report rain and snowfall totals.

“Great for the whole family!” wrote the National Weather Service. “All you need is a rain gauge to get started. Your reports are used in real time by NWS offices and water resources officials for drought and flood assessment!

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