Here’s David Epstein’s weekend forecast

You should expect the next several days to be cool and damp.

Arlington, Massachusetts -- 04/27/2014-- Joseph Johnson, 7, of Waltham fishes at Spy Pond in Arlington, Massachusetts April 27, 2014. Jessica Rinaldi/Globe Staff
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Joseph Johnson, 7, of Waltham, fishes at Spy Pond in Arlington, April 27, 2014. –Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe

I was looking at the forecast for last weekend, and, in many ways, it feels similar to what we have upcoming this weekend. Overall, the pattern is just not wanting to break. You should expect the next several days to be cool and damp. However, even within this regime, look for one nice afternoon — relatively speaking — for Saturday. If you are making plans that require dry weather, Saturday afternoon and, perhaps, into early Sunday is your best bet.

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A storm brings more rain on Sunday to southern New England. (COD Weather)

Friday

Gloomy is a good word for our weather today with lots of clouds and some spots of drizzle. There will be an area of showers trying to cross later this afternoon and overnight tonight. Overall, it’s just going to be one of those cloudy and rather dark days here in May. Temperatures this afternoon will make it into the 50s, but, with the lack of sun, it will be hard to get much warmer.

Highs will stay mainly in the 50s Friday. —WeatherBell

Saturday

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Saturday has not been the best of days this spring with showers from Friday night often lingering in. Once again, the showers from overnight will be moving eastward Saturday morning. It will be rather cloudy along with a few showers to start the day, but there should be some dry hours with perhaps a few hours of sunshine (fingers crossed) developing for the afternoon. I expect rather rain-free weather from roughly 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. It won’t start raining at 8, but it also will be getting dark by then. I guess that’s what this spring has come down to — seven good hours of weather over the course of a weekend.

Saturday’s highs could reach near 70 with enough sunshine. —WeatherBell

Sunday

There’s going to be a weather system moving south of New England on Sunday bringing back thicker clouds and a period of rain. Some of the shower activity could be moderate to heavy, especially south of the Mass Pike. With the cloud cover, temperatures will be back only in the 50s. This is going to be one of those days to do your weekend chores inside. At least some light rain showers could last from roughly sunrise to sunset so plan accordingly.

Temperatures will be a cooler than the previous day on Sunday. —WeatherBell

Early next week

We should see some improvement for Monday and Tuesday, with temperatures actually getting close to seasonal averages, especially inland. However, the cool ocean will keep readings much cooler over southeastern Massachusetts.