Don’t panic. This weekend won’t be a total washout.

Here's your weekend weather forecast.

Ross Phifer, of Hanover, enjoys a good book in  the shade from a tree at the beach in Hingham Harbor on a  perfect summer day.
Ross Phifer, of Hanover, enjoys a good book in the shade from a tree at the beach in Hingham Harbor on a perfect summer day. –Tom Herde / The Boston Globe

If you’re looking at your smartphone, you probably see a rain icon for both Saturday and Sunday, but don’t panic. This weekend won’t be a total washout. Expect more clouds than we’ve seen in recent days and the chance for a few showers. But good, steady rain is not going to happen.

Summer brings three-day weekends for a lot of people, and Friday may be the first day of your weekend. It’s also the best weather day of the next couple of days. Friday will feature nearly wall-to-wall sunshine and temperatures in the low 70s to upper 70s in inland areas. The coolest readings will be along the coast with a bit of a sea breeze.

Temperatures will be seasonable Friday (Courtesy NOAA)
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A wave of low pressure moves south of New England on Saturday, and because of the track of the storm, it will keep us on a cool, easterly flow of air from the ocean. Since water temperatures are still in the 60s, the air will also stay in the 60s for much of Saturday.

Cool air dominates the forecast Saturday. (Courtesy NOAA)

There may be a few showers, especially later Saturday afternoon, but most of the daylight hours will be rain-free. Saturday night brings a little more humidity, a couple of showers, and an outside risk of a thunderstorm.

Showers move into the region late Saturday and early Sunday. (COD Weather)

A cold front approaches from the west on Sunday, which renews the chance for showers. There will be some sunshine, and temperatures will be a lot milder, reaching the 70s and low 80s along with humid air.

As for the tides this weekend: They’re high in the early mornings and evenings, and low during the afternoons.

Next week is seasonable, but I do see signs of a significant warm up as we head closer to the end of June.

 

The final days of June and the first week of July are highly likely to bring hot weather. (Courtesy NOAA)