Streak of warm, sunny, dry weather continues today, but rain due Sunday

WBZ AccuWeather Midday Forecast For Sept. 20

High pressure will allow temperatures to warm today and conditions to remain dry. Sunshine is likely though Massachusetts, and temperatures will climb into the upper 70s, according to the National Weather Service.

“Today’s conditions will be more of the same,” said Alan Dunham, Weather Service meteorologist. “We are having Groundhog Day in September.”

A few clouds might spoil the full sunshine later in the day, but overall pleasant conditions will abound. A mid-morning sea breeze will suppress temperatures a few degrees along the coast. Patchy clouds will develop tonight, as temperatures fall into the upper 50s.

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Fog will linger into Saturday, and skies will become partly sunny through the day. Temperatures will crest around 76 degrees, and humidity levels will increase. Another sea breeze will develop during the day, bringing gusts up to 25 miles per hour, forecasters said. A cold front will move into the region overnight, bringing a chance of showers early Sunday, around 3 a.m.

Showers will continue into Sunday morning, there will still be a chance of showers in the afternoon, but the wettest part of the day will be the morning.

A few breaks of sunshine will come late in the afternoon.

Showers will continue Sunday, and should taper off by noon or so. Clouds will cover most of the state through the day, and temperatures will hover in the mid-70s, forecasters said. A few rumbles of thunder are likely to accompany the rain, but no intense storms are likely.

Conditions will improve Monday and remain pleasant through early next week, according to the Weather Service.

“Next week will be like this week,” Dunham said. “It will be basically a complete rewind.”

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