We’re in the midst of a beautiful sunny stretch, and that continues heading into this weekend.
High pressure remains in control, keeping sunshine firmly in place across New England on Friday. A cooling northeasterly wind, gusty at times near the coast, will keep highs in the 40s and low 50s there. Through the interior, with a lighter wind, highs will climb into the 50s and low 60s.
The dry weather, and the strong wind, means the fire danger will be high across New England. Use extreme caution if you’re doing outside burning because fires can spread quickly.
Sunshine remains the dominant feature through the interior on Saturday, with highs again in the 50s and 60s. Across Cape Cod and the Islands a few more clouds will sneak in as a large ocean storm spins just offshore. That storm will also kick up the wind across Southeastern Massachusetts ensuring the coast again stays in the 40s and low 50s.
The wind relaxes on Sunday and the sun is back for all. That means temperatures will soar into the 60s for many, with some low 70s across the interior.
Patriots’ Day will bring more of the same—sunshine and warm conditions.
Morning temperatures will be in the 50s for runners starting the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, with temperatures closer to 70 as the runners hit the finish line in Boston. While it may be a little toasty for the runners winds will generally act as a tail wind along the course.
Clouds will gradually slip in from the north on Monday, but any spotty afternoon showers will remain in Northern New England.
Cooler weather arrives by the middle of next week.