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Memorial Day Weekend Forecast: Saturday Will Be Hot, Rain Possible Monday

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Memorial Day weekend is here and the weather generally looks like it will cooperate.

The immediate south coast and Cape Cod remain in the 60s and lower 70s Friday, but inland areas will see temperatures rise into the 80s. Saturday will be hot. Boston's high temperature record for Saturday — 91 degrees, set back in 1931 -- could be broken if winds stay offshore all day.

Projected highs for Saturday (Dave Epstein/WBUR)
Projected highs for Saturday (Dave Epstein/WBUR)

Sunday should be partly sunny and not as warm as Saturday. You might see a shower in the forecast on Sunday, however the odds are quite slim and most of you will remain dry.

Monday brings a better chance of a few showers. The exact path of some tropical moisture will determine if Monday is a day with scattered showers and mostly dry in between, or a day with tropical downpours.

Although the National Weather Service isn’t calling our dry spell a drought yet, if this pattern of no rain doesn’t change soon, it’s only a matter of time.

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Today: Partly to mostly sunny and warm. Highs 80-85 cooler at the coast and on Cape Cod.

Tonight: Partly cloudy and mild. Lows in the 60s.

Saturday: Partly to mostly sunny, humid and very warm. Highs in the upper 80s to near 90, cooler at the shore. Some showers possible in the afternoon.

Sunday: Partly sunny and cooler. Highs 68-73 at the coast, 74-79 inland.

Monday: Sun and clouds and seasonable, some showers likely. Highs 65-72 north of Boston to the lower 80s west of Route 495.

Tuesday: Partly sunny and very warm. Highs 83-90.

This article was originally published on May 27, 2016.

David Epstein Twitter Meteorologist
David Epstein is WBUR's meteorologist.

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