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Spectacular Start to Weekend, Storm Coming Next Week

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    Conditions Expected to Improve for Region This Weekend

    Today (Saturday): Mild, bright sun. Highs in the 70s inland, 60s along the coast. Overnight Saturday: Partly cloudy, patchy fog. Lows in the upper 40s and 50s. Sunday: Partly to mostly cloudy, chance shower far north/west. Highs in the 70s. (Published Saturday, May 18, 2019)

    We're off to a spectacular start to the weekend with lots of sun and temperatures that will climb into the 70s inland, while upper 60s near the coast thanks to a sea breeze that develops late Saturday afternoon.

    A Canadian high-pressure system is in control Saturday, keeping the air dry and mild. UV index and pollen count will be high, so make sure to apply sunscreen. And if you suffer from allergies, take your medicine before heading outdoors. 

    Temperatures will drop into the 40s and 50s under partly cloudy skies Saturday night. By Sunday, clouds will increase and a spot shower is possible as warm front lifts through the region, especially north and west of Boston.

    We haven’t experienced a rain free weekend since St. Patrick’s Day and right now, Sunday is in jeopardy. However, we do expect to stay mostly dry so don’t cancel your outdoor plans. Highs on Sunday will climb into the 70s and even close to 80 where we get to see more sunshine.

    On Monday, a wind out of the southwest will allow temperatures to soar into the upper 70s to low 80s with humidity levels also on the increase, so it will feel quite muggy. A cold front will approach the area in the afternoon with a chance for showers and scattered storms, which some could be strong to severe.

    That’s why we have declared a First Alert Weather Day.

    Behind this front, sunshine returns with temperatures in the upper 60s to near 70 with lower dewpoints. Tuesday and Wednesday will be quite fabulous as high pressure will be over the region.

    Then on Thursday, a disturbance moves into New England increasing the chances for rain. Drier air should move in just in time for the holiday weekend, while there is a shot for a storm or two, Memorial Day weekend appears it won’t be a washout and temperatures will stay in the 70s.

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