Forecast: Cloudy With Sprinkles Before Sunnier Weekend

We haven’t seen much rain lately. However, roads are wet in many areas this morning as sporadic showers fall Friday morning.

Chances of rain will diminish as the day goes on, and by afternoon, I don’t expect there to be many showers left on the radar. What we will be left with are lots of clouds and little, if any sunshine, especially along the coast. Inland areas might see pop-up sprinkles Friday afternoon, but I am not expecting anything that would deter outdoor plans.

Friday night will turn out to have a lot of clouds and temperatures will continue to provide the same great sleeping conditions we have had as of late. Lows will remain in the lower 60s in Boston, but as soon as you get into the suburbs away from the heat islands effect, temperatures will cool to the upper 50s.

I am expecting a nice overall weekend. There will likely be quite a few clouds early Saturday, but sunny skies are on tap. I also expect Saturday will be a slightly warmer day because of the added sun. If you are headed to the beach, sunset is right around 7:30 p.m. this weekend — about an hour later than it was in early July.

Sunday will be the better of the two weekend days with the most sunshine and slightly warmer afternoon highs in the 70s. The start of next week also looks great with more sunshine and seasonably warm air.

Friday: Early showers ending over eastern areas, then remaining mostly cloudy and quite cool with highs around or just under 70 degrees.

Friday night: Mostly cloudy and seasonable with lows in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees.

Saturday: A blend of clouds and sunshine with highs in the lower 70s. Pop-up showers in isolated areas possible around mid-day.

Sunday: Sunny with highs in the mid 70s on the coast and the upper 70s inland.

Monday: Sunny with highs nearing 80 degrees.

Tuesday: Sunny with highs around 80 degrees and cooler at the beaches.

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