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Weekend Weather: A Cool Down Followed By Warmer Temperatures Next Week

A strong, high-pressure system will keep the weather dry and pleasant through Friday. An area of moisture tracking from the Ohio Valley to the mid-Atlantic region will brush coastal New England with some rain Friday night and Saturday. The rain should stay just south of Boston, mainly affecting Cape Cod and the Islands. In fact, some brief downpours could occur at the south coast as well.

Boston will become cloudy, and as the system passes offshore, a northeasterly wind will pull some chilly air into the Commonwealth starting Saturday afternoon. Most locations will get down into the 40s later Saturday night into Sunday morning.

Although the sun will return for Sunday, temperatures will be below normal with the breeze coming in off the cooler Atlantic Ocean. As these winds turn more southerly again for the start of the work week, we will experience a noticeable warming trend. Readings by Wednesday should top 80 degrees, especially away from the coast.

Meteorologist: Dave Goldbaum for Dave Epstein

Friday: Mostly sunny and mild. Increasing clouds late. High 79.

Tonight: Becoming mostly cloudy. Some rain across Cape Cod and the Islands.
Lows 55-60.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Rain over Cape Cod and the Islands (should stay dry in Boston). Morning highs near 65, dropping to the 50s in afternoon and 40s Saturday night.

Sunday: Becoming mostly sunny, but cool. Highs in the upper 50s to near 60.

Monday (Memorial Day): Mostly sunny, more seasonal. Highs in the mid 60s

Tuesday: Partly sunny, breezy, milder. High 78.

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