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Trading in Sunglasses for Umbrellas This Weekend

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    Rest of Today (Thursday): Increasing clouds with temperatures in the 50s.

    Overnight Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy and breezy with overnight lows into the 40s.

    Tomorrow (Friday): Dry start before showers move in by late morning, with heavier downpours and embedded thunderstorms by the afternoon. Highs only reach into the lower 50s.

    (Published Thursday, May 4, 2017)

    After a gorgeous and fair spring day across New England, clouds will thicken overnight tonight ahead of the next system that will bring rain, heavy at times, for Friday and Saturday.

    Overnight tonight, lows will not be nearly as cold as this morning with temperatures slipping into the 40s. Friday morning could see a few showers sliding into western New England, but most areas will start off dry for Cinco De Mayo before the line of heavy downpours fill in by noon for southern New England. A few embedded thunderstorms cannot be ruled out by Friday evening into early Saturday. 

    It will be a soggy, damp and cool Friday with highs only reaching into the low to mid 50s. Friday evening, the downpours slide from west to east, along the coastline while a break in the showers reach western New England.

    The breaks in the showers will be short-lived as more scattered showers are expected to reemerge through the overnight hours. So, we start off with rain showers on Saturday morning, before we see some dry spells by the afternoon, which could allow enough energy for more downpours to pop-up by late Saturday afternoon.

    Gusts could top 30-40 mph especially along the southern coastline, so not only are we tracking a soaking rain, but also blustery conditions. Plus, through Saturday morning, rainfall totals are expected to reach 1.5” to 2” for eastern New England, where the heaviest of downpours are expected. 

    Saturday’s high temperatures are expected into the mid to upper 60s, but a weak cold front slides in the west late Saturday night into early Sunday, so we’ll see a few spotty showers and a slight cool-down for the second half of the weekend.

    Highs on Sunday are expected into the lower 60s south, 50s north. As for the rest of the 10-day forecast, on and off showers are expected through the next work week with highs cooler than normal in the upper 50s to lower 60s. 

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