Partly sunny skies, dry weather ahead

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The weekend will see a mixture of sun and clouds, and rain can’t be ruled out. Still, for the crowds flocking to the World Series parade slated for 10 a.m. Saturday, conditions should be fair in Boston and along the Charles River, according to the National Weather Service.

“It should be dry for the parade, and at least partly sunny,’’ Alan Dunham, weather service meteorologist, said. “There will be some clouds moving in during the mid- to late morning, and any showers should hold off until the evening Saturday night.’’

Meanwhile, strong winds are lashing the state today, and more than 2,000 homes and businesses are without power, according to data provided by NStar and National Grid, two local utility companies.


The National Weather Service in Taunton has fielded more than 50 reports of downed wires and trees in a number of communities.

A 10-by-20-f00t section of roof flew off a building at 110 Middle St. in Fairhaven, the fire department there said. A tree fell on a house on Hillcrest Street in Haverhill, according to the weather service.

A wind advisory is in effect beginning this morning and lasting into the early evening. The advisory covers most of the region, though southeast Massachusetts will see the strongest gusts, around 50 miles per hour.

The daytime high was expected to climb to around 72. The normal high for today is only 56, Dunham said. Temperatures will fall into the low 50s overnight, according to the weather service.

Saturday’s high will rise near 64. Showers are possible through the day but should be mostly confined to the south coast. Winds will lessen Saturday, with gusts reaching about 6 miles per hour. Well after the parade, temperatures will drop to around 43,

“It’s going to be much cooler on Sunday, with highs only in the upper 40s,’’ Dunham said. “A gusty northwest wind will make it feel even cooler.’’

Sunday will see early morning showers, but they should taper off by about 9 a.m. Skies will be mostly cloudy through the day, and the high for the day is 48. A few very isolated showers could come to the region, but no significant precipitation is expected.


Next week conditions should be mostly sunny during the days and temperatures should remain chilly. Daytime temperatures won’t crest above 50 through Tuesday, and showers are unlikely until late Wednesday or early Thursday, according to the weather service.

“Monday will see mostly sunny skies, and temperatures will remain cool, in the mid-40s,’’ Dunham said. “We will slowly warm up during the week, and by Wednesday it will be partly sunny and temperatures will get into the low 60s.’’


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