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Weekend Forecast: Don't Expect A Sunny, Dry Holiday

Showers have been in the forecast for the weekend for nearly a week — and indeed this is not going to be a sunny, dry one.

I want to set some expectations about the amount of rain, however, because I do think that a lot of the heaviest will stay west of Worcester through Saturday midday. A warm front moved to the north overnight, and now we are in more tropical air. This means there is the chance for showers or a little bit of drizzle today, tonight and tomorrow.

Most of the heavier showers remain west of the greater Boston through the first half of Saturday. (Courtesy COD Weather)
Most of the heavier showers remain west of the greater Boston through the first half of Saturday. (Courtesy COD Weather)

Today, heavy rain will be going on across New York, slowly moving east. Eventually, there will be some steady rain showers even in the Boston area. The most likely time frame is Saturday night and early Sunday — bringing rain to the end of Passover and start of Easter.

For Sunday, it looks like a blend of clouds and sunshine trying to develop in the afternoon, but there's also another area of morning showers possible. Temperatures will continue to be mild but it will cool off a bit with readings in the 60s, instead of near 70.

Highs Saturday reach near 70. (Dave Epstein/WBUR)
Highs Saturday reach near 70. (Dave Epstein/WBUR)

The unsettled weather continues early next week with a blend of clouds and sunshine, but I can't take out the risk of showers until probably Wednesday.

On the bright side, you're going to notice an incredible amount of leaves bursting out of the trees over the next four days. You'll also notice the grass growing quite long, and I expect by next weekend, lots of you will be mowing.

You can follow my updates here and on Twitter @growingwisdom.

Friday: Mild with clouds and then a few showers at times later in the afternoon. Much of the day is dry. Highs in the 60s to near 70. It will be moderately muggy.

Friday Night: Cloudy, some spotty drizzle or a shower or two. Lows holding near 60.

Saturday: Unseasonably mild. Still some showers. The highest risk is over western and central areas, and then showers moves east late in the day. Highs 65-70.

Sunday: Showers early, then clouds try to break for some sun, scattered light showers. Highs 65.

Monday and Tuesday: Clouds, some sun, still risk of showers. Highs in the mid-60s.

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


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