Wash, rinse, repeat. That’s the cycle we are on this week -- sun to building clouds with an afternoon shower though an isolated thunderstorm can’t be ruled out across the mountains.
Highs Friday were mostly in the 60s and 70s. As the air slowly moistens, this weekend our coverage in showers expands each day plus the disturbances aloft get just a bit stronger.
Friday night, clouds fade away and temperatures drop into the upper 30s and 40s north, 40s to around 50, south.
Both Saturday and Sunday will be great for outdoor activities but we will have to keep a close eye to sky Sunday afternoon, when the chance for showers is expected to be scattered with even a risk for thunder, confined to the afternoon or early evening.
Showers will dip in and dip out of any community that sees them, meaning most of both days should be enjoyable.
Highs this weekend will be in the 70s with a few 80s inland.
The same pattern of mild air, variable clouds and an increased chance of showers will continue through Monday and Tuesday as a slow-moving cold front nears New England, finally making its pass through the region late Tuesday.
Behind the cold front, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are likely to bring drier air with pleasant temperatures, before the chance of showers may climb again Friday night into next weekend.
No widespread rainfall can be seen in our exclusive 10-day forecast, but the showery pattern does look to stay around.