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Boston weekend weather: From backyard to beach another nice weekend ahead

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Metro Boston, North Shore and Metro West: Early morning temperatures were generally in the mid 40s to low 50s across the area Saturday morning as a cool and dry air mass hovers over the region. Meanwhile, hot and humid weather stays in place across the Southeast with showers and storms through the mid-Atlantic. Showers in southeast Canada will stay to our north. With that said we are in a squeeze play pattern with a high pressure system keeping us dry through the weekend and into the early part of next week.

Saturday, even though it is starting out cool this morning temperatures will rebound some 20 to 25 degrees for the afternoon highs as the mercury tops out from 74 to near 80 degrees. A light sea breeze may drop temperatures a few degrees right along the coast this afternoon. Warmest readings will be through the interior. A bright sunny sky prevails, a few clouds at times, with a light and variable wind bringing the area a near perfect day. Another cool night follows, with a few clouds early, otherwise temperatures dip back into the mid 40s to low 50s under a mainly clear overnight. Winds stay near calm.

Sunday, another nice day as high pressure stays in control. However, a disturbance in the upper levels will be nearby and this in turn may bring us a period of afternoon clouds. Otherwise, sunshine, light winds and temperatures very similar to those of today will be the ingredients that make for a delightful day to be outdoors. You will probably experience a light onshore breeze off the Atlantic along the beaches in the afternoon forcing temperatures down a few degrees there. Overall, highs near 80 inland, mid 70s coast to some low 70s on the beach with that sea breeze.

Skies remain mostly clear for Sunday night but it will not be as cool as the previous couple of nights. Lows stay in the 50s as winds turn to the south around 5 mph.

High pressure slides offshore Monday as low pressure moves toward us from the Great Lakes early in the week. We should squeeze out another dry and mostly sunny day Monday before clouds begin to increase Monday night. Milder, highs into the low 80s Monday, perhaps upper 70s along the shore. Nighttime lows near 60.

Low pressure moves to our north Tuesday and Wednesday. Initially it will drag a warm front through Tuesday followed by a cold front by Thursday. Expect varying amounts of clouds both days with a chance of a shower, especially Wednesday afternoon and evening. Warmer and more humid air will stream in on a southerly air flow. Highs in the low to mid 80s. Overnight lows in the 60s both Tuesday night and Wednesday night.

Thursday into Friday will see improving skies and cooler temperatures by Friday, although the cold front will be slow to move offshore keeping it mostly cloudy a good portion of the day on Thursday. Highs by Friday will be back in the 70s.

With June beginning to wind down you wonder if we will reach the 90 degree mark this month. So far our highest temperature recorded in Boston was 86 this past Wednesday.

Weekend Beach Outlook:

Saturday, sunshine and pleasant. Light winds off the ocean during the afternoon. High temperatures in the low 70s Cape Ann north, mid 70s southward to Boston. Light and variable winds becoming east to southeast in the afternoon. High UV Index.

Sunday, sunny to partly sunny and pleasant. Highs in the low to mid 70s. Light winds off the ocean in the afternoon. High UV Index.

Water temperatures hovering around 60 degrees. High tides in the evening.

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