Here’s your weekend weather forecast

Sunday will be a perfect day for quintessential fall activities

Stow, Mass.-09/22/17-Friday was the first day of autumn as  Anna Turbide(cq), 4 from Harvard picked her favorite pumpkin from the pumpkin patch at Shelburne Farm. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff(metro)
–John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe

Good news for everyone tired of this unseasonably warm weather: A fresh air mass of cool Canadian air will stick with us through the weekend. You definitely won’t need the air conditioning, and a few of you might nudge that heat on for the first time Sunday morning.

Friday is a stunning day with sunshine, highs in the 60s and light winds.  Take your lunch outside if you can — it’s one of those glorious fall afternoons.

Saturday will be cloudy, cool and damp

A small area of low pressure brings some showers to the region on Saturday. I am expecting only up to a quarter inch of rain, enough to keep playing fields slick and roads wet. The highest risk of showers comes from about 7 a.m. until about 5 p.m. It’s also going to be very cool with highs in the 50s.  It may even be cooler than that by late afternoon. Quite the contrast from two days ago.


An area of rain showers pushes through southern New England Saturday.

Sunday is a day for pumpkin picking

Sunshine returns Sunday. The morning will be very cool, and I won’t be surprised to see a few upper 30s in the colder spots, though most places will be in the 40s. Boston proper will likely record a low around 53 degrees. Highs later Sunday afternoon will rebound into the 60s. The first day of October will be picture perfect for all fall activities.

Temperatures will be seasonably mild Sunday. —Tropical Tidbits.

Warmer air returns next week

It looks like the warm air comes back next week when temperatures get into the 70s. I don’t see any prolonged rainfall on the horizon.

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