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Forecast: A Picture Perfect Day On Wednesday

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It was quite warm Tuesday and Boston hit a summer-like 85 degrees — far above the average, which should be in the lower 70s.

Today will be more typical of late May, with high temperatures in the high 60s and lower 70s, with the coolest readings along the coastline. There will be plenty of sunshine, thanks to high pressure from Canada and much drier air without noticeable humidity.

The weather continues this nice pattern on Thursday, with milder temperatures and comfortable levels of moisture in the air.

As we look to the weekend, we see a complex weather system that will move toward the region on Friday and continue to affect the area into the weekend.

What I am sure about is that it is going to be relatively cool with a lot of 60s. What I am not sure about is how much rain there will be during this period. I don't expect a washout. There will be some showers — we need the rain! — and the timing of these will become clearer tomorrow.

Wednesday's highs will be 15 degrees cooler than Tuesday. (Courtesy NOAA)
Wednesday's highs will be 15 degrees cooler than Tuesday. (Courtesy NOAA)

As this system finally leaves the area sometime this weekend, it will usher in a bit of a pattern change for the start of June. May has been exceedingly warm and although you may be disappointed at the amount of sunshine each weekend, temperatures have been far above average. This looks to change, at least for the start of June, where it will be cooler and temperatures should be generally be at or below seasonal averages.

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Wednesday: Sunny and pleasant. Highs 65 to 70 at the shore, 70-75 inland.

Wednesday Night: Mainly clear and comfortable. Lows 49-55.

Thursday: Sun and clouds. Highs 78-83. Cooler Cape Ann/Cape Cod.

Friday: Clouds, some sun, muggy. Highs in the lower 80s.

Saturday: Cooler and a lot of clouds. Could be showers. Highs in the 70s.

Sunday: Clouds and sunshine, may shower. Highs in the mid 60s.

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

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