Forecast: Sunny, Cool Friday With Chance Of Spotting The Northern Lights

High pressure from Canada will give us a great mid-September day Friday with abundant sunshine and cooler temperatures. The Boston area didn't see much, if any, rain Thursday as a cold front moved through. I was hoping for more rain, but the atmosphere wouldn't cooperate.

Now, the next couple days will bring dry air and an abundance of sunshine. Weather systems are moving across the country very quickly this weekend and early next week.

On Saturday, the day will start off sunny, but as the hours tick on, clouds increase. There is a chance of showers for Saturday evening and into the first part of the overnight.

By Sunday morning, skies will clear and it's back to the sunshine. Temperatures will continue to be on the cooler side of average, but not much below the 30-year normal readings.

The next chance of rain comes Tuesday, but it's too early to know if these showers will be scattered or widespread. After Tuesday, the weather clears again for the middle of next week.

You Might Be Able To Catch The Northern Lights

The energy from the sun now heading for Earth will bring the chance of a view of the aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights, late Friday and into the wee hours Saturday morning. These events are not very well predicted, so you'll just have to give a scan of the sky late at night.

Friday: Sunny with a high in the upper 60s.

Friday night: Mostly clear with a low around 50.

Saturday: Sunshine to start the day with clouds increasing in the afternoon. Chance of showers at night. Highs in the upper 60s.

Sunday: Mostly sunny with a high near 70.

Monday: Early fog then becoming mostly sunny. High in the lower 70s.

Tuesday: Lots of clouds and some showers possible with highs near 70.

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