Here’s David Epstein’s look at this weekend’s weather

Next week will turn quite warm between Wednesday and Friday.

CAMBRIDGE MA - 4/25/2018:   Runners pass flowers along the banks of the Charles River in Cambridge  (David L Ryan/Globe Staff ) SECTION: METRO TOPIC stand alone photo
–David L. Ryan / The Boston Globe

With the weekend upon us, it does look like there will be at least one day of a lot of sunshine, but I can’t take showers out of the forecast fully.

Low pressure will move through the region Friday, and, although we’re starting dry, it will end up wet as a period of showers, or even steady rain, develops in the early to mid afternoon. This rain should be out of the region later this evening, and, although there may be some lingering showers when the Red Sox start their game at Fenway, it probably won’t be postponed — rather, we may see a delay. This, of course, is contingent upon exactly how quickly the rain exits the area.



Behind the system we’ll have a nice day Saturday, and, although there may be some lingering clouds in the morning, I do expect sunshine to dominate with temperatures up near 70. If you have a choice on which day to do your chores, between Saturday and Sunday, take Saturday to relax and Sunday to do the chores.

On Sunday, a frontal system will pass through the area ushering in cooler air. Temperatures will actually be about 10 degrees cooler than Saturday, and, since the air above us will also be quite cool, clouds will rapidly build and it should become mostly cloudy throughout the day with the risk of a few showers. This is especially true over Northern New England.

Next week will turn quite warm between Wednesday and Friday. The models generally agree that inland areas will reach 80 or better during that time. However, the battle between the European and the American model is evident in terms of high temperatures in Boston — check out the graphs below. As we get closer it should become clearer just how warm the city becomes next week.


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