Another wonderful day across the area with abundant sunshine and warm temperatures. Highs reach the 70s this afternoon, but along the coast an east wind keeps readings in the 60s. The air will be dry as humidity levels continue to be low. There is an area of showers over Pennsylvania this morning, but it will take its time moving east.
Showers are indeed in the forecast for Thursday and Friday, but most of the activity will not affect eastern New England. When the rain has finally ended sometime Friday areas around Boston might not have even seen a quarter of an inch of water. In other words, while showers are certainly going to be around, the next two days are not a washout.
The holiday weekend won’t be perfect, but it will be pretty good. I am expecting a mix of clouds and sunshine for Saturday with an outside chance of a shower. Sunday also has some clouds with sunshine, but the chance of rain is low. Monday is likely the best day of the holiday weekend with mostly sunny skies and warm air. Highs could reach near 80 over interior areas while certainly making into the 70s along the coast. Cape Cod will be a bit cooler as usual.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny with a high of 71 to 77 (65 to 70 along the coast).
Wednesday night: Becoming cloudy and cool. Lows in the lower 50s.
Thursday: Cloudy and much cooler. Highs of 57 to 62. A few showers possible.
Friday: Mostly cloudy with a chance of a shower or two. Highs of 60 to 65.
Saturday: A blend of clouds and sunshine. A slight risk of a shower. Highs in the 60s.
Sunday: Partly sunny and mild. Highs of 67 to 74.
Memorial Day: Mostly sunny with a high near 75 to 80. Cooler at the beaches.
Follow updates from David Epstein on Twitter @growingwisdom.