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Forecasters call for warm, wet weather

After a week’s worth of rain, snow, and frigid winds — finally, some sun will shine.

Today will be mostly sunny and dry, with highs reaching an above-average 48 degrees. Some clouds will arrive in the evening, as temperatures sink into the low 30s.

“Showers will probably start during midevening tonight through tomorrow, and bring right around a half-inch of rain,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Bill Simpson.

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Forecasters issued a warning regarding some possible light freezing rain in Eastern Massachusetts tonight.

Friday will be rainy and warm. Temperatures should climb to a spring-like 49 degrees, with thunderstorms possible before 2 p.m. Showers should peter out by 10 p.m. as skies gradually clear and temperatures sink to 33 degrees.

For those hoping for a dry weekend, you are in luck.

“We’re going to be in the process of a four-day warm-up here, so fair weather with highs in the 40s before we start cooling off again,” Simpson said.

Skies will be sunny and clear for most of the day Saturday. Highs will reach 48 degrees. Some clouds will arrive in the evening as temperatures drop into the lower 30s.

Sunday will be similar. Skies will be partly sunny in the morning and temperatures will crest at 43 degrees. Party cloudy conditions will persist overnight with lows dropping into the mid-20s.

Next week looks dry and cold, with temperatures hovering near or below freezing and dry conditions through midweek.

“The cold air comes back next week and we’ll probably see some event midweek and maybe again over [next] weekend,” Simpson said. “But we want people to enjoy the relatively nice weather before thinking about next week.”

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