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Warmer Than Average Weekend Ahead

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You likely noticed the strong breeze late yesterday which kept up overnight. This wind brought milder air to the region and is one of the reasons it's so much milder this morning than it was yesterday.

Today will feature more clouds than the past couple of days, but it will still be mild. Highs this afternoon will again reach the 60s with the exception of south-facing coastal areas and Cape Cod, where it remains in the 50s. There is the chance of a few showers today, but the bulk of any shower activity will be brief, lasting an hour or less.

The one downside to this weekend's forecast is the fact that the front bringing showers to the area later today is moving very slowly. This will allow a small area of rain to ride along the front Saturday morning and keep clouds and the chance of showers over Cape Cod for the first several hours after sunrise Saturday. To the north, including Boston, any early clouds will clear and leave us with a pair of wonderful days.

Temperatures over the weekend will be quite mild and actually quite a bit above normal. In terms of averages, it's going to be May-like this weekend, and by Monday, many places will likely see their first 70 degree day of the season.

Don't get to comfortable with the warm air, however. It will turn colder later next week with highs returning to the chilly upper 40s to mid 50s range, more typical of early spring.

Today: Mild with lots of clouds and a few showers. Most of the day is dry. Highs in the 60s, except 50s on Cape Cod.

Tonight: A few showers early otherwise cloudy, clearing toward morning. Lows 37-44.

Saturday: Sunny with a high in the lower 60s. Across Cape Cod, early clouds will depart leaving partly sunny skies with highs in the 50s.

Saturday Night: Mostly clear with a lows in the lower 40s.

Sunday: Mostly sunny and very mild with highs 63-68 but cooler over Cape Cod and Cape Ann in the 50s.

Monday: Mostly sunny and warm with highs 67-74. Cooler over Cape Cod and Cape Ann.

David Epstein Twitter Meteorologist
David Epstein is WBUR's meteorologist.


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