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Don't Expect Sunny Beach Weather For Memorial Day Weekend

It will be quite cool on Friday compared to the past several days. (Courtesy WeatherBELL)
It will be quite cool on Friday compared to the past several days. (Courtesy WeatherBELL)

Sometimes, nature proves it just doesn't care about our holidays. This is certainly going to be the case this weekend: After the low 90s Wednesday brought, temperatures are going to be significantly below average — especially on Saturday and Sunday — along with some wet weather.

Two weather systems will cause these patterns over the next three days. The first will come Friday evening, as low pressure moves south of New England. The heaviest rain will be along and south of the Massachusetts Turnpike, with lesser amounts the further north you go.

It will remain dry for most of the daylight hours Friday after morning sunshine. Temperatures will be generally in the lower to mid-60s, but will fall back later in the day.

On Saturday, with the wind off the water, readings may actually stay in the 40s for most of the day as the rain comes to an end. Even then, clouds will likely remain.

With clouds and rain ending, Saturday looks like a poor day outside. (Courtesy WeatherBELL)
With clouds and rain ending, Saturday looks like a poor day outside. (Courtesy WeatherBELL)

On Sunday, another system approaches with precipitation returning in the afternoon, although there could be some morning showers before the steadiest arrives.

Once again, readings will be in the 40s to start the day and perhaps low to mid-50s — especially away from the water — in the afternoon.  The bottom line is: This is not a beach weekend.

Rain showers are likely Sunday afternoon along with chilly air. (Courtesy WeatherBELL)
Rain showers are likely Sunday afternoon along with chilly air. (Courtesy WeatherBELL)

We should see some improvement on Monday. It will be well into the 60s west of Route 128, but only approaching 60 along the coastline. If there is sunshine, we will likely have to wait until the second half of the afternoon to see it.

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