Today's Weather: The Worst Of The Week Is Behind Us, But Don't Break Out Your Shorts — Yet

The doom and gloom of the early part of this week is nearly behind us, and now we will see conditions start to improve.

Temperatures this afternoon will get into the 50s with a blend of clouds and sunshine — after a morning shower and an afternoon sprinkle or two.

While there's a blizzard raging across the middle part of the country, temperatures tomorrow will get into the 50s in Boston. But on Friday, the remnants of that storm will pass close to the area, especially during the overnight.

This means there could be a few showers early Friday or Saturday, but right now, the weekend is shaping up to be pretty nice. Saturday will be very mild, with temperatures between the upper 60s and mid-70s. If we get enough sunshine, temperatures could be warmer than they've been all year thus far.

Saturday temperatures could reach well into the 70s. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)
Saturday temperatures could reach well into the 70s. (Courtesy Tropical Tidbits)

Sunday starts with sunshine, but the clouds will increase and there's going to be more precipitation moving in for the night and again on Monday. Since the storm is still five days away, a lot can happen. Whether it's a cold, rainy system or a mild showery one is still questionable, but the weather does not look very good for the marathon.

If the storm tracks to the west of New England, we'll end up on the warm side and temperatures will be at least in the 50s and perhaps 60s. But if the storm tracks to our east, we will be in the low to mid-40s. Either way, spectators and runners will have to plan on perhaps getting wet. The forecast can still change, however, so stay tuned.

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Wednesday: Early showers before 10 a.m. Clouds and sunshine develop.  Small risk of a late day shower. Highs 48-54.

Wednesday Night: Clearing skies developing and cold. Lows 28-34.

Thursday: Mainly sunny. Highs in the mid-50s

Friday: Sunshine, late day clouds, showers at night. Highs 57-62.

Saturday: Sun and clouds, unseasonably mild. Highs 67-75.

Sunday: Mainly sunny and pleasant. Clouding up late. Highs nearing 60.

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