Gusty winds and widespread rain showers will sweep across the state today, before temperatures drop Friday. The weekend will be mostly dry and chilly, but a few sprinkles can’t be ruled out Saturday night into Sunday, according to the National Weather Service.
“The rain that we are getting this morning is out ahead of the main band of precipitation that is coming from the west,” said Charlie Foley, weather service meteorologist. “We may see a pause later this morning and then showers will pick up again this afternoon.”
Today will be warm and wet, with daytime temperatures reaching into the low 60s. Rain is likely until about 5 p.m., and a southwest wind will bring gusts up to 35 miles per hour. Less than a quarter-inch of rain should fall through the day, making a relatively small dent in Boston’s current rain deficit of more than 5 inches. Showers and clouds will continue into the early evening, and temperatures will fall into the upper 30s, according to the weather service.
Friday will be mostly sunny, with a high near 49. A few snowflakes could fall early Friday morning in the Berkshires if temperatures dip low enough and winds cooperate, but no accumulation is expected. A west wind will bring gusts up to 30 miles per hour, cooling temperatures a degree or two. Clouds will remain mostly clear overnight, as temperatures fall into the low 30s.
“We are going to see more below-normal temperatures for the weekend,” Foley said. “Saturday and Sunday will see more widespread winds, but the sunshine will kind of nullify those winds.”
Saturday will be mostly sunny, with a daytime high near 48. Clouds will develop late Saturday, and a few sprinkles could fall overnight. Temperatures overnight will fall into the 30s, according to the weather service.
Temperatures will warm slightly Sunday, with the daytime high hovering in the low 50s, according to the weather service. Skies will remain clear overnight, and temperatures will fall to around 37.
Cool temperatures will continue through next week, and Boston could even be blanketed with some white flakes.
“For the middle of next week there is the possibility of some snow in the Boston area, but it’s a little early to say anything definitively,” Foley said.Jasper Craven can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @Jasper_Craven