Forecast: Seasonably Mild Into The Weekend Before Summer-Like Sunday

After eight days of wet weather ended March and started April, the weather has returned to the dry side once again.

It won't take long to see a drought return if the pattern continues to be dry and mild. I don't see any significant rain for the foreseeable future.

Today, Friday and most of Saturday will feature plenty of sunshine and mild air. In terms of spring weather, it will be quite ideal with readings around that 60-degree mark in the afternoon and mornings that are not too chilly.

Strong winds with gusts blowing at more than 20 miles per hour at times to add a chill to the air. But wind should be the only issue today.

Very little rain is in the forecast for the next seven days. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)
Very little rain is in the forecast for the next seven days. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)

The next chance of a few showers — though it is hardly noteworthy — comes Saturday night with a warm front. This front divides the seasonable air from the summer-like air that comes this Sunday (Easter for those who celebrate).

As the front moves north Saturday evening, it might be accompanied by a few showers. However, any precipitation should be over by dawn Sunday.

For those of you celebrating the holiday, you'll want to don your warmer weather outfits, as temperatures will be at least 10 and perhaps 15 degrees above average. That puts highs in the 70s to around 80 Sunday afternoon.

On Monday, sunny and mild weather is in store for the Boston Marathon and a Red Sox game. It will be ideal weather for watching runners, but not ideal for runners. Temperatures well into the 60s will be too warm for chugging along over 26 miles. But, the air won't be as hot as other marathon years when highs have been in the 80s and 90s.

Cooler air arrives for the rest of next week with no 70-degree weather for a bit.

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Thursday: Mainly sunny and breezy. Highs in the upper 50s.

Thursday Night: Clear and cool. Lows 35-43.

Friday: Sunny. Highs in the mid-50s to near 60.

Saturday: Mostly sunny and mild. Highs 59-63.

Sunday: Early clouds, then partly sunny and warm. Highs 75-80.

Monday: Mostly sunny and mild highs around 65.

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