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    After the deluge, spring returns

    John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

    Maybe it will be the name for a movie about time travel. Maybe not.

    But here’s how the National Weather Service described Wednesday: “Back to Spring today.”

    The return to calm and cool conditions follows Tuesday’s stormy weather that led to tornado warnings in Berkshire County and concerns about hailstorms, severe thunderstorms, and flooding in chronically problematic areas.


    According to the weather service, no tornadoes were reported in Massachusetts, nickle-sized hail fell in parts of Western Massachusetts, and multiple communities reported flooded roadways and power outages caused by downed trees and power lines.

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    And Chelsea firefighters had to don survival suits to rescue a handful of people trapped in their cars when streets suddenly flooded, according to the department.

    But far milder circumstances are set for Wednesday — and for Thursday, forecasters wrote.

    “Expecting a much more quiet day weather-wise across southern New England than Tuesday,’’ forecasters wrote. “Temperatures will be in the mid 50s across the east coast while the [Connecticut] valley will warm into the mid to upper 60s,’’ forecasters wrote.

    In Greater Boston, some showers are possible in the evening, while temperatures will remain the 50s overnight. Winds will drop to about 10 miles an hour in Greater Boston, although gusts will hit 25 miles an hour, forecasters wrote.


    And then “summer returns Thursday with dry weather,” forecasters wrote. Temperatures in Greater Boston will reach the 70s, with mostly sunny skies and mild winds, forecasters wrote. Overnight temperatures drop into the 50s, according to the weather service.

    A stretch of cooler weather — daytime temperatures in the 50s — with the possibility of rain starts Friday and lasts through Saturday, forecasters wrote. Sunday will be warmer, in the 70s, with a risk for more showers.

    “Widespread heavy rainfall Friday night into Saturday followed by hit or miss showers on Sunday and Monday,’’ forecasters wrote. “Dry weather returns by Tuesday of next week.”

    John R. Ellement can be reached at Follow him on Twitter @JREbosglobe.