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Boston Weather: 40.0°F | A Few Clouds

Weather: Bright and Sunny Weekend

By Bill Ramstrom
STAFF METEOROLOGIST --

Remarkably unchanging weather will affect most of the United States for this upcoming weekend. A large upper-level ridge centered over the central Plains will serve to block the normal west to east motion of weather systems, leaving us with fair skies into early next week. At low levels, this pattern will maintain a broad high pressure system over southern Canada through Monday or Tuesday.

Unfortunately for everyone awaiting a warm spring day, the high in this location will keep winds out of the north or northeast through the weekend; thus a cooling seabreeze will chill coastal areas to the upper 50s, although inland temperatures could reach to 70ºF (21ºC). Each day, the morning will start out clear and crisp, with light winds. As the sun warms the ground, the temperature will rise quickly, until the seabreeze kicks in around midday. Then temperatures should remain mild throughout the afternoon; probably good weather to bring along a sweatshirt or jacket.

Overall for May in Boston, we can expect average high temperatures of

67°F (19°C) and overnight lows of 50°F (10°C).

Today: Mostly sunny and cool. High 55°F (12°C).

Tonight: Moonlit skies with light northeasterly winds. Low 43°F (7°C).

Saturday and Sunday: Sunny and pleasant both days. Highs near 60°F

(16°C), but warmer inland.

Outlook for Monday: Continued fair weather with some warming.

Highs 65°F (18°C).