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Today's Weather: Plenty Of Sunshine, Temps In 70s

We've quickly made the transition from early and mid-spring weather into late spring and early summer weather. This is the time of year where the average high temperatures start nearing 70 degrees, and that means welcoming more days into the mid-70s and even near 80.

There will be few days with readings in the 50s going forward. Yesterday reached 88 in Boston — shy of 90 and shy of the record, but still the warmest day since the middle of October last year.

Tuesday's highs will be typical of the second half of May. (Courtesy NOAA)
Tuesday's highs will be typical of the second half of May. (Courtesy NOAA)

The next several days feature near ideal conditions for May, with plenty of sunshine and temperatures right around that 70 degree mark.

The next chance of any precipitation comes on Friday with a weather system that will bring more in the way of cloudiness and a couple of showers. Of course, it's the start of a holiday weekend, and Saturday right now looks like there may be a few showers mixed with variable skies.

The showers could last into Saturday before we start to clear out Sunday. This particular Memorial Day will not be filled with a lot of heat, as temperatures remain seasonable — just slightly above-average.

Side note: hurricane season begins June 1, and we've already had the first named storm of the season. Hurricane Andrea will not cause any issues to land. This particular storm is a subtropical, low pressure area, meaning it's not completely a tropical system but nevertheless it's been given a name it looks to dissipate in the next couple of days.

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Tuesday: Sunshine and a few clouds. Highs 65-70.

Tuesday Night: Clear and cool. Lows 50-55

Wednesday: Sunny and pleasant. Highs in the mid-60s to near 70.

Thursday: Sun and clouds. Highs 65-70.

Friday: Partly sunny, may shower. Highs in the mid to upper 60s.

Saturday: Partial sunshine. May shower. Highs 72-76.

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

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