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Forecast: Sunshine Returns; Temperatures Reach 60s

BOSTON — Today has been my pick of the week since Sunday, and, although it’s running neck and neck with Thursday, I am going to stand by my thinking. Today is going to be a great day partly because we are finally getting rid of the clouds and chance of showers which has plagued us since the weekend. Temperatures this afternoon will be in the 60s over most areas and even Cape Cod will reach the upper 50s.

Winds will be light and there might not be more than a cloud or two the entire day dotting the sky. Some areas can remain 100 percent cloud free all day, making for a perfect early May afternoon.

Tomorrow is almost a carbon copy of today, though, with a few clouds showing up in the afternoon, I still had to choose today. Temperatures continue to be similarly mild. On Friday a warm front, the leading edge of warmer and more humid air, will move closer to southern New England. As this front approaches so will clouds, and there is a slight risk of showers for Friday. Highs at the end of the work week will be in the upper 50s and lower 60s with the additional cloud cover.

On Saturday the front will move north, but clouds will remain in place. There could be a few periods of sunshine and temperatures will spike in the lower 70s. You’ll also notice the air feels a bit more humid, although not uncomfortable.

Sunday may start with a few clouds, but Mother’s Day is on balance a great day with lots of sunshine and warm temperatures.

Wednesday: Sunny and pleasant with highs in the mid 60s (upper 50s for Cape Cod).

Wednesday night: Partly cloudy and not so cold. Lows of 38 to 46.

Thursday: Mostly sunny with a high in the mid 60s but turning cooler along the coast in the afternoon.

Friday: Lots of clouds and a slight risk of a shower. Coolers with highs in the upper 50s.

Saturday: Lots of clouds and warmer. Highs in the lower 70s (60s on Cape Cod and the Islands).

Sunday: A few early clouds then mostly sunny with highs in the lower 70s (60s on Cape Cod and the Islands).

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