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Weekend Weather: Storms Clouds Us Through Saturday, Then Sun Returns

A coastal storm continues to spin hundreds of miles out at sea, but it is providing us with a cool and cloudy day ahead. If you're wondering about rain, most of the steady rainfall will be south and east of Boston — although there could be periods of showers out toward the Route 495 belt.

Obviously this has not been a big rainmaker, and it really hasn't been a big storm --nor was it ever supposed to be. The biggest impact from this is just the fact that we haven't seen the sun for many days, but that will slowly change during the upcoming weekend.

Once we get by the risk of showers early tonight, things will slowly start to improve during the day Saturday. Don’t be too optimistic; Saturday itself is not going to be a winner. With a lot of clouds and the risk of a couple of light sprinkles and temperatures only in the 50s, I would use Saturday as my indoor day this weekend — or go apple picking, the farms won’t be as crowded.

The sunshine will return for Sunday and Columbus Day. Temperatures on Sunday will reach well into the 60s, and even a 70-degree reading is not out of the question. On Monday, temperatures will remain in the 60s, with plenty of sunshine and light winds. It will be a great day to get outside.

Columbus Day will feature sunshine and pleasant temperatures. (Dave Epstein/WBUR)
Columbus Day will feature sunshine and pleasant temperatures. (Dave Epstein/WBUR)

If you're headed to the beaches across the North Shore, South Shore or Cape Cod and the Islands this weekend, the warmest day will definitely be Sunday. It's also the day with the least amount of wind. Remember, water temperatures are falling back into the 50s this time of the year.

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


Friday: Some showers, mostly south and east. Diminishing wind. High 55.

Friday Night: A spot shower or two. Lows 48-54.

Saturday: Few lingering morning sprinkles, partial clearing evening. Highs 55-60.

Sunday: Partly to mostly sunny, milder. High 65-70.

Monday (Columbus Day): Mainly sunny. Highs 63-67.

Tuesday: Lots of sunshine. Highs in the 60s.

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

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