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Overall I don't really see a break in the pattern over the next 7 to 10 days. If if you want a little bit of optimism, however, I see a better day for Saturday. And it looks like the start of the work week next week will be relatively dry and mild.
Keep that in mind today is going to be another one of these raw, chilly afternoons with a few scattered showers, but nothing significant. Temperatures will stay in the 50s, which is better than yesterday, although still far below average.
A few of these showers will linger overnight and into early tomorrow. I'm expecting that tomorrow afternoon, we'll get into some more sunshine and temperatures will get into the 60s. The best chance for the clearing will be west of the coastline, but all of us should at least see brightening and it will feel better to be outside.
The improved weather won't last as a new storm system tracks south of New England Saturday night and Sunday. This will bring an increase in the cloud cover and also flip the wind so that it comes off the water once again. Because water temperatures are still so chilly, anytime we get a wind off the water, it keeps the air temperature around here quite cold. This will be the case on Sunday with the rain showers.
The start of the work week should feature return to a blend of clouds and sunshine with temperatures well into the 60s to perhaps even 70s by Tuesday. I would still not put out your warm-weather crops this weekend as the cool damp weather can promote disease on things like peppers and tomatoes. There's no reason to rush things just yet.
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Friday: Some showers are possible, but dry hours as well. Highs 50-55.
Friday night: A few showers. Lows 40-45.
Saturday: Chance of showers very early. Partial sunshine develops and turning milder. Highs 60-67.
Sunday: Cooler with a period of rain likely. Highs 50-55.
Monday: Sun and clouds. Highs in the 60s.
Tuesday: Sun and clouds. Highs 68-75.
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