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Forecast: Cool Ocean Air Remains In Place Today

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The cool air continued to roll in overnight and along the coast some clouds and even some drizzle moved inland.  Temperatures in the 50s this morning won’t rise a lot during the day and are expected to only reach the mid-60s.

As winds continue off the ocean, it may be difficult for the clouds to clear parts of the immediate coast. In these situations, sky conditions (clouds or sun) can vary tremendously over a short distance.

The best chance for sunshine today will be inland, further from the influence of the ocean temperatures. It will also be warmest in those areas; places like Natick, Fitchburg, Milford and Worcester will all make it into the 70s, while Gloucester, Boston and Orleans stay in the 60s.

The air will be dry, but the humidity isn’t too far. On Friday, a warm front will approach the area bringing more clouds and some showers. This will also be a transition back to the feeling of summer.

By Friday evening it will feel stickier and temperatures Friday night and into Saturday will be mild. Saturday itself is going to turn out to be a rather nice day with highs in the 70s at the coast to lower and perhaps mid-80s well inland.

Another weather system moves into the region for Sunday with clouds and rain in the afternoon. The exact timing of the rain is still questionable so we could salvage part of the afternoon if the weather system moves slowly. The bottom line is use Saturday to enjoy the outdoors. Sunday is questionable at best.

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Today: Clouds along the coast, partly sunny inland with highs ranging from 66-74. Coolest at the coast.

Friday: Sun and clouds, may shower in the afternoon. Upper 60s for highs.

Saturday: Clouds and sunshine. Highs 72-82, warmest inland.

Sunday: Partly cloudy to mostly cloudy. Showers developing into a steady rain late Highs 70-75.

Monday: Clouds, muggy and a few showers.  Highs 74-79

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

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