It’ll be dry and sunny here this weekend, with just a brief shower possible

Boston, MA- August 02, 2017: Russell Schneider carries his scull from the Charles River at Community Rowing, Inc. on August 02, 2017. The forecast calls for sunny skies with temperature in the high 80s.  (CRAIG F. WALKER/GLOBE STAFF) section: metro reporter:
–Craig F. Walker / The Boston Globe

Sunshine is in the forecast this weekend with pleasantly warm to mild air. The nights will be great for sleeping; it’ll be the kind of weather where you can keep your windows open all the time. The big story is, of course, Hurricane Irma. This is an incredible storm, which has already tied or broken several records. As the storm begins to affect Florida later Saturday, conditions will deteriorate rapidly. There will still be fluctuations on the track of the storm. You can can see the latest from the National Hurricane Center here.

Friday will be dry and seasonable

Sunshine is the weather word for Friday, with plenty of it. Temperatures will warm to the lower and, perhaps, even middle 70s in a few spots. Humidity levels will be comfortable, and winds won’t be an issue.

Highs Friday will reach the 70s in most places. —Dave Epstein

Saturday will be sunny, but some brief showers are possible

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After a cool start to the day Saturday, temperatures will rebound into the 70-degree range. This is a bit below average for the second week of September. The skies will be bright. In the afternoon, there is a chance of a brief shower or sprinkle, especially over the hilly terrain from an upper level disturbance. Otherwise, plan on it being dry. If you are in the farthest northern areas of New England, there is some bits of color to enjoy.

Saturday will be cooler with afternoon temperatures nearing 70. —Dave Epstein

More sunshine and dry Sunday

A cool start to Sunday will be followed by a wonderful fall-like day. Highs will reach around 70 in the afternoon with light winds. This will be the final coolish day for a while. Look for light winds as well, and it’ll still a nice day to go to the beach.

Highs will again near 70 Sunday afternoon with brilliant sunshine. —Dave Epstein

Warming trend next week

After several days with highs around 70, it’s back into the 70s for next week as high pressure continues in control. We will have to watch Jose, which will still be a hurricane in the Atlantic. Irma will likely just spin out before ever bringing any weather here.

Follow David Epstein on Twitter @growingwisdom.

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October 13, 2017 | 5:00 AM