Forecast: 'Ideal' Holiday Weekend Ahead After A Bit Of Rain Friday

Typical fall weather is in store for the next few days with a smattering of showers Friday. However, the dreary weather will leave early enough to grant us a nice holiday weekend.

The mornings are cool this time of year, but once the sun comes up readings tend to rise quite a bit. Highs today will reach the lower 60s — about 10 degrees colder than Wednesday when temperatures reached the lower 70s.

Friday's cold front brings a breezy day with scattered afternoon showers. Clouds will thicken in the morning after some very early sunshine. Showers will hold off long enough to commute to work and school without getting wet, but the evening commute is a different story. I do expect some scattered showers and even a downpour or two that will make most roads wet, even slick.

Remember, traffic Friday afternoon is going to be terrible. If you are headed west to the Berkshires or New York or north into Vermont, New Hampshire or Maine plan on it taking quite a bit longer than usual. The timing of the rain may make the commute particularly bearish.

After Friday's rain, conditions will stay dry through the holiday weekend. Saturday will be cool with temperatures in the 50s for much of the day. Plenty of sunshine creates a wonderful backdrop for the early color in southern New England and for taking pictures of the kids picking apples.

A warming trend ensures Sunday and Monday are ideal fall days where once again the sunshine will be the dominate player. It won’t matter where you are in New England this weekend, the weather is going to be ideal for Columbus Day weekend.

Today: Sunny, with highs 60-65.

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 45-50.

Friday: Becoming breezy with thicker clouds developing and afternoon showers. Highs near 70.

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high 57-61.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 60-65.

Monday: Sunny, with a high near 70.

You can follow David’s weather updates on Twitter at @growingwisdom.

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