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Stellar weather is on tap for the upcoming weekend.
Skies are clearing after Thursday's rains this morning and leaving the Boston area with a mostly sunny day. A few light showers this morning may pass over parts of the north shore, but these will depart early enough to leave a mostly sunny day. Highs this afternoon will be about 10 degrees warmer than Thursday, reaching the lower 70s.
As high pressure builds into the region this weekend, skies will be almost completely clear. I don’t like to forecast zero clouds, but we will be pretty close to clear all weekend. Under the very intense June sunshine, temperatures will reach the lower and even mid 80s by Sunday. As usual, Cape Cod and the Islands will be significantly cooler, seeing highs in the upper 60s to mid 70s depending on exactly how close to the ocean you are.
Humidity will not be a factor this weekend, and the only real issue will be taking care not to get sunburn. The fine weather continues into Monday with a blend of clouds and sunshine; temperatures will still be approaching 80 degrees. By Tuesday, a new weather system will move into the region from the west and bring more clouds and risk of a few showers.
If you are heading to the beach this weekend tides will be high around 7 a.m., but check your local tide charts for specifics. We are within less than 10 minutes of our longest day of the year.
Friday: Increasingly sunny skies and pleasant. Highs in the lower 70s.
Friday night: Mostly clear and comfortably cool. Lows in the mid to upper 50s.
Saturday: Sunny and warm with a light evening sea breeze. Highs between 77-83 and cooler on the Cape and Islands.
Sunday: Sunny and warm. Highs in the lower 80s, with cooler temperatures on the south coast.
Monday: Partly sunny, with highs in the upper 70s to around 80 degrees.
Tuesday: Lots of clouds and a slight risk of a shower. Cooler. Highs between 72-75 degrees.
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