Weekend weather: What you need to know for every activity you have planned

It's going to be a cold weekend.

Young skaters take to the ice during the Grand Opening Ceremony of the "Boston Winter at City Hall Plaza. –Craig F. Walker

It’s going to feel like winter this weekend and perhaps look like winter by Monday. The weather is tranquil on Saturday and Sunday, with no chance of precipitation and cold temperatures across New England.

All of the forecasting will be about a possible weather system on Monday. It appears very likely there will be some snow and/or snow changing to rain, depending on where you are. The Monday morning commute will probably be impacted in some way—not by a major storm, but just because of the timing.

Before then, here’s what you can expect for the weekend ahead.

Highs on Saturday will be just under freezing. On Sunday it will be a couple of degrees less cold.
Highs on Saturday will be just under freezing. On Sunday it will be a couple of degrees less cold. —NOAA

If you’re skiing…


Many ski resorts in New England are now open with fresh new snow from this past week blanketing several areas. It will be a cold one, especially on Saturday in the mountains, which will see single digits in the early morning and 20s by the afternoon in the highest elevations.

If you’re going hiking, biking, or running…

You will notice the cold this weekend for sure. Saturday and Sunday morning bring teens and 20s to the region, which makes for a pretty cold hike, run, or bike ride. The good news? Wind chill won’t be much of an issue.

If you’re playing field games…

Both days will feature dry weather, but snow may put an end to field games this coming week. Stay tuned.

If you’re raking and gardening…

Most folks have completed raking, but you should put in snow stakes along your driveway this weekend. The ground may already be too frozen to do this without some muscle.

If you’re running errands and holiday shopping…

No weather issues this weekend, so go get a jump on some holiday shopping.

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October 13, 2017 | 5:00 AM