Saturday looks like the better beach day this weekend

Here's your weekend weather forecast.

Sand sculptor Marianne van den Broek of Key West, Florida, works on her sculpture "Look Up" Thursday for the 14th annual International Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach. –Craig F. Walker / The Boston Globe

It’s been a humid week and a quite warm one as well. This is the hottest period of the year, on average, so it’s not at all unexpected. A front with showers and storms has now moved east, and we are seeing drier air fill in from the north and west.

Expect a summery Saturday.

Saturday will continue to be warm, but less humid than the past couple of days. You should expect sunshine blended with clouds. Highs will be in the 80s.

Cape Cod will likely be the sunniest. Parts of the North Shore will see a lot of clouds, though. High tide occurs during the late morning. Winds will be light, so it’s not a great day for sailing. This is the day to head to the beach if you’re choosing between Saturday and Sunday.


As of mid-morning clouds were thickest over northern areas.

Clouds and late-day showers arrive Sunday.

On Sunday, a weather system continues clouds across the area and limits the sunshine. A small area of showers will move through Saturday night. Many areas stay dry.  Sunday is generally rain-free as well. Showers are more likely again later Sunday evening and into Monday, though exactly when they arrive overnight is still a bit questionable. Highs Sunday will be much cooler with the cloud cover. It will remain under 80, and some coastal towns will likely stay in the low-to-mid 70s with an onshore breeze.

The bottom line? Sunday won’t be a washout, but it won’t be a great beach day, either.

Next week looks cool. 

The final week of the month looks to be cooler than average with an unsettled period to start. We won’t see a deluge Monday or Tuesday, but there is a chance of showers. The middle of the week looks really nice with sunshine and pleasantly warm temperatures.

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