Here’s David Epstein’s forecast for the July 4 weekend

Friday's weather is the least favorable of the next several days.

In Grafton, the Labbe family has planted a collection of flags in front of their home to honor all of those who have died from coronavirus or COVID-19 in Massachusetts. Jessica Rinaldi / The Boston Globe

Overall the weather for the next few days looks great with limited chances of showers and plenty of sunshine.

Here’s the complete Fourth of July weekend forecast.


High temperatures will be in the 70s Friday.

A backdoor cold front from the Northeast will slip south through New England. This brings with it a lot of cloudiness and cooler temperatures. Readings may reach near 70 degrees in the morning but fall back to the 60s in the afternoon with a cool northeasterly wind. There could be a couple of showers, mostly — but not exclusively — across the Connecticut River Valley. Don’t expect a lot of sunshine.

July 4

Midday temperatures will be in the 70s Saturday, but 80s well inland.


A pool of marine air will keep temperatures in the 70s. I’m going to remove showers from the forecast, and I think we’ll see quite a bit of sunshine. It’s not necessarily the type of heat you might want for the Fourth of July, but it will be easy and comfortable to be outside. There could be a quick morning shower.


sunday forecast

Sunday is warm with highs getting in the lower 80s for a several hours.

Warm weather returns Sunday, and it will be the better beach day. Temperatures should get into the low- to mid-80s along with partly to mostly sunny skies. There could be a shower or even a thunderstorm in the afternoon, but most of the time is dry. The humidity will be moderate.

Next week

Next week will start with seasonable temperatures and then it will become quite warm. Readings will get into the 80s and then 90s by the middle of the week along with quite a bit of humidity. Summer weather continues to be in full swing.


Warmer than average weather is expected through mid-July.



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