Weekend Weather: Much-Needed Rain Today Before An Ideal Hiking Weekend

It hasn't rained in a meaningful way since Feb. 27, when about three quarters of an inch of rain fell in Boston. Today we have a warm front and a cold front bringing showers to the region. When the cold front passes offshore, the rain will come to an end and skies will clear. It will set us up for a pretty nice weekend.

There will be a few hours on Friday when readings reach or exceed 60 degrees and this will be the warmest weather we'll see for the next five days. It's probably not until the middle of next week when temperatures will again flirt with 60.

With many folks home over the weekend, the weather will cooperate so you'll be able to get outside. It will be a nice weekend to do some yard clean-up, especially on Saturday when temperatures will be in the lower and middle 50s.

It will be quite chilly Sunday in spite of strong mid-March sunshine. (Courtesy WeatherBell)
It will be quite chilly Sunday in spite of strong mid-March sunshine. (Courtesy WeatherBell)

The weekend will also be nice for any early-season hikes. There's no snow around and the lack of rain means there won't be much in the way of mud. Temperatures on Sunday will stay in the forties so that's a cooler day, but again, there will be plenty of sunshine.

The dry weather continues for the start of the work week. Temperatures will be on the rise after a chilly day on Monday. I expect temperatures to get back above average for Tuesday and much of next week.

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Friday: Period of showers, some heavier downpours before 3 p.m. Highs in the 50s to lower 60s. Breezy at times

Friday night: Clear and chilly. Lows  35-40.

Saturday: Cooler with sun and clouds. Highs 50-55.

Sunday: Partial sunshine. Highs 43-47.

Monday: Sunny and chilly. Highs 37-42.

Tuesday: Maybe an afternoon shower. Highs in the lower 50s.

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