Sunny, dry weekend straight ahead

With some clouds, a gusty windy, and cooler temperatures, Friday was not like the stunningly nice days that we have gotten used to in Southern New England lately. It was by no means a complete dud, either. The high temperature away from the Eastern Massachusetts coast was in the mid 50s to low 60s. It was considerably cooler and cloudier in far Eastern MA and on Cape Cod where the temperature flirted with 50 during the afternoon. Skies will clear and the wind will diminish to 5-10 mph tonight. The temperature will fall into the 30s in the countryside, and low 40s in the cities and near the coast.

The weekend is shaping up to be a beauty in Southern New England. It will be a bit cooler than normal and breezy on Saturday, but there should be plenty of sunshine. Overall, it will be a nice day to be outside. Highs will be in the upper 50s near the coast with an east-northeasterly breeze at 10-20 mph. It will reach the low to mid 60s inland. The wind will die Saturday night, and with clear skies the temperature will tumble through the 40s into the 30s by dawn Sunday. Lows will be in the low to mid 30s in the countryside, and patchy frost is possible. It will be in the upper 30s elsewhere.

Did you know that the sun angle at this time of the year is just as high as it is in early August? Grab the sunscreen if you plan on spending a lot of time outdoors this weekend!

There will be no shortage of sunshine on Sunday, with the temperature bouncing back after a chilly start. Highs will be near 60 at the coast, and in the mid 60s inland. The weather looks great for the Navigant Running Festival in Pawtucket on Sunday morning. The wind will be out of the east-southeast between 5-15 mph on Sunday afternoon. The weekend will end with clear skies and cool conditions Sunday night.

The fine stretch of weather lasts into next week, but there are some changes in the forecast by the middle of the week. Monday will be great, with highs in the mid to upper 60s inland under mostly sunny skies. Clouds will thicken Tuesday, and some showers are possible in the afternoon. A slow-moving storm may come close enough to bring occasional rain Wednesday into Thursday.

Fred Campagna

President and Chief Meteorologist - Right Weather LLC AMS Certified Consulting Meteorologist #756 AMS Certified Broadcast Meteorologist #126

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