After a week filled with temperatures in the 40s and on-and-off rain, Boston will finally see some nicer weather this weekend. Each day for the next few days will have a mix of sun and clouds with temperatures in the 60s. A mass of cold air high in the air column will move over the region on Sunday, creating an instability in the atmosphere. This system could generate showers and thunderstorms on Sunday afternoon. Depending on the strength of the instability, some forecasts have even predicted the slight possibility of hail.
For the most part, however, the weekend will be dry and warm, giving MIT students a good chance to get outside, go sailing, and otherwise enjoy the spring weather. The long-term forecast for next week looks sunny with highs in the low 60s.