Sunny, breezy today; great weekend weather expected for Head of the Charles, Sox game

WBZ AccuWeather Midday Forecast For Oct. 18

Whether your weekend plans involve watching rowers skim down the Charles River or the Red Sox battle for the American League pennant — or even just raking the leaves, the weather shouldn’t get in your way.

The week will end with dry weather, which will last through most of the weekend, except for Saturday night, when a few showers are possible, according to the National Weather Service.

Today will be breezy and mostly sunny, said Charlie Foley, weather service meteorologist. “We will get some frisky winds, and tomorrow’s weather will be a repeat, except the winds will get gentler. Sunday, the wind will get frisky again. Overall, the weather should be great for outdoors events,” such as the Head of the Charles Regatta or the Red Sox ALCS game, he said.

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Today’s high will be near 71. A brisk western wind could bring gusts up to 30 miles per hour through the day, cooling temperatures slightly. Skies will remain clear overnight, and temperatures will fall into the upper 50s, according to the weather service.

Saturday will begin with a fair amount of sunshine, though clouds will develop through the day. The day should remain dry, and temperatures should climb into the upper 60s. Temperatures will fall into the upper 40s overnight, with showers developing late Saturday and lasting into early Sunday.

Beyond the early morning showers, Sunday should be mostly sunny. Temperatures will climb into the low 60s through the day, though a west wind could cool temperatures. Clouds won’t develop overnight, and temperatures will fall into the low 40s, according to the weather service.

Next week should see mostly sunny skies, though daytime temperatures will cool significantly into the upper 50s. Some spot showers could come to the state Tuesday, but otherwise conditions should remain dry until at least Thursday, according to the weather service.

“For this month we have had half an inch of rain,” Foley said. “Normally we would expect to have two inches of rain by now. That’s quite a significant deficit. It doesn’t look in the near term that anything is going to alleviate that discrepancy.”

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