Here’s David Epstein’s forecast for the first weekend of June

It will be another gorgeous weekend.

Ann Whaley-Tobin heads out for a bike ride in Canton in June, 2018.
Ann Whaley-Tobin heads out for a bike ride in Canton in June 2018. –Photo by John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

It’s been a very chilly work week. Once we got through Memorial Day, things went downhill and have stayed that way.

The good news? Better weather is coming just in time for the weekend. Overall, this is going to be a pleasant first weekend of June and first weekend of meteorological summer.

Here’s your complete weekend weather forecast.

A fine Friday.

Temperatures will be mild Friday afternoon with sunshine. —Dave Epstein / NOAA data

Friday features clearing skies with an increasingly sunny backdrop. This time of year, the sun is as strong as it gets, and this means temperatures will respond nicely, reaching nearly 70 degrees Friday afternoon. I suspect it will feel surprisingly warm because of the cool weather the past several days.


There’s no chance of any showers.

A supreme Saturday.

Highs Saturday will be seasonably warm. —Dave Epstein/NOAA data

If I had to pick the best day of the weekend, it would be Saturday because we’ll have the most sunshine and the warmest temperatures. Readings will get well into the 70s with cooler air over Cape Cod and the islands. A few inland spots could nudge the 80-degree mark. The sun gets up just after 5 a.m. and doesn’t go down until after 8 p.m.  This means a lot of daylight and mostly sunny skies.

Look for a few pop-up clouds in the afternoon on Saturday.

Sunday is a bit cooler, but still nice.

Temperatures will be in the lower 70s on Sunday. —Dave Epstein/NOAA data

A weak frontal system will cross the region on Sunday and bring some cloudiness mixed with the sunshine. Temperatures will be slightly cooler than the previous day, mostly in the upper 60s and low 70s.

Any showers would be brief, and although I can’t rule one out, most of region will stay dry.

Next week looks pretty good, too.

High pressure from Canada will keep away any of the extreme heat that’s south of New England. Temperatures for that first full week of June will be at seasonal averages, generally right around 71-76 degrees.