Here’s David Epstein’s forecast for Father’s Day weekend

Saturday will bring the best weather.

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A pedestrian passes by the allium at the Public Garden. –Craig F. Walker / The Boston Globe

Thursday was one of the most miserable June days we’ve had in a while. Temperatures, which stayed well below average, were made worse by all the wet weather. Luckily, this weekend won’t be like that. We’re in for warmer temperatures and sunshine, but a couple of chances for showers.

Here’s your complete weekend weather forecast.

Friday brings clouds and sunshine.

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Friday will be a much warmer day. —Weatherbell

Friday is a better day with a blend of clouds and sunshine. Any showers will be brief and occur mostly early in the day.

There is an isolated chance of a pop-up thunderstorms over central Massachusetts and into northern New England.

Saturday is the pick of the weekend.

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Saturday will be the best day of the upcoming weekend. —Weatherbell

I’m looking for plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures reaching well into the 70s to near 80 on Saturday. Winds are going to be light, making for a fine summer day.

Sunrise will be at 5:07 a.m. and sunset is around 8:24 p.m. The peak gap between sunrise and sunset will occur next week, so enjoy the long days.

Sunday will be cooler and cloudier with a chance of showers.

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Sunday will be slightly cooler with more clouds and a few showers. —Weatherbell

Sunday is Father’s Day, and a weather front will drape across New England. Little disturbances along this front are going to bring the chance of showers. The timing of the showers will be the most difficult part of the forecast. Right now, it looks like there will be one little batch early Sunday morning and perhaps another round of showers later in the afternoon with a few dry hours in between.

Temperatures should be in the 70s, and it may even feel a little bit muggy.

Showers are forecast early next week:

With weather systems moving quickly from west to east early next week, the pattern continues. This means there will be showers frequently in the forecast but also plenty of dry hours. I don’t see any major heat as of yet.

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Much of the country is expected to experience adequate moisture over the next week. —NOAA