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Boston weather: Limited sunshine and mild for Saturday

The weather map for Southern New England at 2 p.m. EDT on May 3, 2014. A shower remains possible at this time period.
The weather map for Southern New England at 2 p.m. EDT on May 3, 2014. A shower remains possible at this time period.

Forecast discussion: After several days of tornadoes, thunderstorms, and flooding, the low pressure system that created this destruction remains dormant over the Great Lakes. As we head into Sunday, this low will create one last round of some strong thunderstorms. But, this time, it will be pushing through Southern New England.

High temperature forecast for May 3, 2014

Right now, a weak disturbance is passing through Southern New England. This disturbance helped trigger some showers over eastern Massachusetts earlier Friday morning. Otherwise, it was a mixture of sun and clouds, as the cold front passed through late last night. We will see more clouds than sun on Saturday, and there is the small risk for a passing shower. But, temperatures will be quite mild, with highs reaching 70 degrees in some isolated spots.

As we head into Sunday, the low pressure center that created all the havoc this week will make its way into Southern New England. The low will pick up moisture from the Great Lakes, and pick up some colder air as it works its way eastward. We should see the first raindrops by the middle of the afternoon. Also, there is the chance for isolated thunderstorms, and these thunderstorms could have lightning and small hail. The activity will continue into early Monday morning, before skies begin to clear.

High pressure will control our weather from Monday into early Thursday morning. Temperatures will be slightly below normal, but they will still be close to seasonable. The next chance at seeing some rainfall will be Friday. A low pressure system is expected to bring a warm front through the region, creating showers and possible thunderstorms. Temperatures will slowly increase as we head into the end of next week.

72 hour forecast:

Tonight: Partly to mostly cloudy with a low of 49.
Saturday: Partly sunny with isolated showers by 2 p.m. We will see a high of 68 with south-southwest winds of 12-15 mph.
Fenway Park Forecast (1:35 p.m. vs. Oakland): Partly sunny, possible afternoon shower, 64.
Saturday night: Mostly cloudy with a possible shower and thunderstorm with a low of 50. Winds will come from the south-southwest at 6-9 mph.
Sunday: Partly sunny with showers and possible thunderstorms developing by 3 p.m. We will see a high of 63. Some thunderstorms may have lightning and small hail.
Sunday night: Light rain with isolated thunderstorms. All precipitation will end by 4 a.m. We will have a low of 46.
Monday: Clearing with mostly sunny skies by the late morning. We will have a high of 60.
Monday night: Partly cloudy with a low of 45.

Extended Forecast:
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 59-62, lows 43-46.
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. Highs 60-63, lows 43-46.
Thursday: Partly sunny with showers developing around 7 p.m. Highs 62-65, lows 47-50.
Friday: Cloudy with showers/light rain in the morning with afternoon thunderstorms. Highs 64-67, lows 48-51.