Here’s your weekend weather forecast

A pedestrian crosses Salem Street in the North End of Boston, MA on Jan. 24, 2018.
A pedestrian crosses Salem Street in Boston's North End on Wednesday. –Craig F. Walker / The Boston Globe

Our weather this weekend will feature a warming trend and a few showers by the time we get to Sunday. Further into the future, a storm passing to our south early next week brings the chance of a little bit of snow or rain, but, presently, it looks like the bulk of that system will miss us.

Not as windy

Friday will be a cold and dry day with less wind than Thursday and temperatures slightly milder. Some areas will reach or even exceed the freezing mark for a few hours in the afternoon.

Temperatures will be around freezing Friday afternoon with less wind. —National Weather Service

Much milder

As high pressure slips offshore Saturday, the winds turn southwest early and this will bring in much milder air and the feeling of spring. High temperatures Saturday will reach the upper 40s and even lower 50s in a few spots. The milder air is not without issues: The winds will be quite gusty in the afternoon.  

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Good outdoor weather

Training for the Boston Marathon is getting into full swing, and Saturday will be the best day for running. There will be a few rain showers developing late Saturday night and Sunday as a cold front pushes into the area.

Saturday is a mild day with highs well above average. —National Weather Service

It still remains mild for Sunday, but there will be more clouds and, even after any morning rain showers, I don’t expect much in the way of clearing until late in the day.

We may be graced by a coastal system early next week in the form of some rain or snow. This is something we’ll have to keep an eye on.

A storm may affect the region early next week or go out to sea. —Tropical Tidbits
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