Forecast: Mild Friday With Showers, Sunshine Returns This Weekend

Radar for 2 p.m Friday. (Courtesy WeatherBell)
Radar for 2 p.m Friday. (Courtesy WeatherBell)

It’s already milder this morning than it was all day yesterday. A cold wind from the northeast has been replaced by a milder flow from the south this morning and temperatures are headed for the 60s this afternoon.

There are showers in the forecast, most likely during the first half of the day, but not completely out of the question for the rest of the day. The map below shows the radar prediction about 2 p.m this afternoon. The greens and yellow represent rainfall. While the main area of showers is over eastern Massachusetts there are sill showers scattered behind this main line.

Radar for 2 p.m Friday. (Courtesy WeatherBell)
Radar for 2 p.m Friday. (Courtesy WeatherBell)

Temperatures should reach the lower 60s almost everywhere with 50s on Cape Cod and the islands. This will feel quite warm compared to 24 hours ago.

After an early shower this evening, a cold front will slip offshore and allow clearing to take place. Temperatures fall to the 30s — not exceedingly chilly, but you’ll need a jacket if you are out and about late tonight.

The weekend looks dry with plenty of sunshine. Highs on Saturday reach the 40s. Sunday, which is Easter for many of you, is a good day, but we need to watch ocean clouds. There is the chance some of these low clouds move inland at times and create a cloudy and rather cool feeling to the day. The best chance to see these clouds will be across the North Shore and east-facing beaches.

Monday clouds return for everyone along with developing rain and cool temperatures.

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Today: Morning showers and then turning milder. Highs in the lower 60s, but cooler on Cape Cod.

Tonight: Any showers end early then clearing. Lows in the 30s.

Saturday: Dry and seasonable with sunshine. Highs 45-50.

Sunday: Milder with sun and clouds. Highs 53-58. Watch for ocean clouds during the middle of the day trying to move inland.

Monday: Unsettled and cooler with a period rain developing. Highs in the 40s.

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