Forecast: Fantastic Friday With Chance Of Showers Saturday

The weekend is finally here and it’s looking like a 50/50 split in terms of weather. The best day of the weekend by far will be Sunday with plenty of sunshine. While Saturday isn’t a washout, the chance of showers and storms along with clouds and humidity won’t make it a great day to be at the beach.

Before we get to the weekend, we do have a fantastic Friday. Lots of sunshine today along with warm air and reasonable levels of humidity are in the offering. If you are taking Fridays off in the summer, this is a good one to be out of the office. This evening also looks ideal with perfect weather for outdoor concerts or dining alfresco.

This weekend is the Pan-Mass Challenge so there will be thousands of bikers on the roads around central and eastern New England. The weather will be humid along with scattered showers Saturday, but Sunday is a much better day for the ride. It’s not going to be cool by any means with temperatures in the 80s so riders will need lot of water. Sunday’s humidity being so low will actually add to the water need.

High temperatures predicted for Saturday. (David Epstein/WBUR)
High temperatures predicted for Saturday. (David Epstein/WBUR)

Tides are high during the middle of the afternoon this weekend and water temperatures have warmed up quite nicely now mostly in the 70-75 degree range.

Next week sees a continuation of the dry weather and an increase in temperatures as a potential heat wave sets up for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, especially away from the coast.

Today: More sunshine and dry. Highs 83-89. Cooler on Cape and the Islands.

Tonight: Mostly clear and mild. Lows in the mid-60s.

Saturday: Partly sunny and humid with some showers and storms possible in the afternoon. Some storms could be strong to severe in a few towns. Highs 85-89.

Sunday: Sunny again and pleasant with lower humidity. Highs 77-83.

Monday: Sunny and warm. Highs 79-84.

Tuesday: Sunny and very warm. Highs 83-90.

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David Epstein Meteorologist
David Epstein was WBUR's meteorologist.



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