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Weather: Merry Month of May

By Nikki Prive
STAFF METEOROLOGIST -- This weekend will see an end to the cool, wet weather of the past week, with clear skies and warmer temperatures. A departing low pressure system will result in high winds today, with gusts up to 50 mph (80 kph) through the afternoon.

High pressure will dominate over the weekend, with temperatures rising through Sunday. The extended outlook for early next week is for continued warm temperatures, but an increased chance of rain.

May is a fickle month in Boston, and rapid swings in temperature are not uncommon. The average high temperature for early May is only 62F (17C) in Boston, which rises to 72F (22C) by the end of the month. Actual temperatures can range from the low 30s F (0C) to the upper 90s F (36C).

In 1977, a half inch of snow fell on May 10, while a record high of 92F (33C) was set just a week later of that same year. It is unlikely that the pleasant weather of this weekend will last through the entire month, so enjoy it while you can.

Extended Forecast

Today: Clear and quite windy, high in the mid 60s F (18C).

Tonight: Chilly, lows around 40F (4C).

Saturday: Sunny, high in the mid 60s F (18C). Low in the mid 40s F (7C).

Sunday: Sunny, warmer, high near 70F (21C).

Monday: Cloudy, chance of rain, highs near 70F (21C).