Forecast: One More Dry Day, Showers Tomorrow

It's been a beautiful week of weather, but one of the results is that the landscape has dried out quite a bit. With today's sunshine and breezes, the conditions are right for a high fire danger. We don't get too many of these days each year — it's nothing like they would see out in the west — but nevertheless it's one of those days where we should be extra careful about any open flames.

That's really the only issue for today, although since it will be breezy I expect a lot of pollen to be blowing around and if you are having allergies this spring this is probably going to be quite a bad day.

Tomorrow a frontal system will approach from the south. There's a lot of warm air below this boundary, but it will never make it into New England. We're going to see a period of showers, clouds and very cool temperatures. It won't be a day where it's pouring all the time,but it's going to be damp enough that it will be tough to be outside without getting wet.

The heaviest rain this weekend falls south of the Mass Turnpike. (Courtesy NOAA)
The heaviest rain this weekend falls south of the Mass Turnpike. (Courtesy NOAA)

Sunday is Mother's Day and we have an improving forecast although it's not perfect. The further north you are the better the weather will be, with clouds and even the chance of showers over far southern sections of southern New England. I do see a warming trend next week especially early on when temperatures could reach the 80s. I don't see any prolonged heat or humidity, however.

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Friday: Partly to mostly sunny. Breezy and dry highs in the mid to upper 60s.

Friday Night: Clouds move in. Lows 44-49.

Saturday: A period of showers in the morning. May linger into the afternoon. Highs in the mid-50s.

Sunday: Clouds, then developing sunshine. Highs in the upper 60s.

Monday: Mainly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.

Tuesday: Sunshine and a few clouds. Highs in the lower 80s.

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