Today is Memorial Day, the “unofficial” start of summer. Unfortunately, the next few days won’t feel anything like summer around here. Some would say that’s just Spring in New England. We think it’s Mother Nature making the Bruins feel right at home as the Stanley Cup Final starts tonight.
The week starts off a dry note as high pressure builds in behind a departing front. This will give us sunshine and mild temperatures. With light winds, a seabreeze will likely develop, keeping coastal locations several degrees cooler, as water temperatures are still only in the 50s. Late in the day, just before the puck drops for Game 1 at TD Garden, winds may shift back offshore, allowing warmer air to move back in to the coast.
Things go downhill for Tuesday and Wednesday. Remember that front that earlier? The one that went through last night? It’s going to stall out to the south. A wave of low pressure will ride along it on Tuesday, bringing us some rain and much cooler conditions. By Wednesday, some sunny breaks may develop, but some additional showers are also possible. That front will try to lift northward again as a warm front, but it may not get through until late Wednesday or Wednesday night.
Thursday should be a warmer and more humid day with the warm front to the north. However, a cold front will be approaching from the west, so we’ll have to watch out for showers and thunderstorms during the afternoon and evening hours. The front should be offshore by early Friday, allowing sunshine and mild temperatures to return.
Next weekend should start off with sunshine and seasonably mild temperatures as high pressure builds back in. Sunday is a bit uncertain at this time, as another frontal system could be approaching from the west. If it moves in fast enough, we could be looking at another round of showers and thunderstorms. If it’s a little slower, Sunday could be another dry and warm day.
Monday: Sunshine and some afternoon clouds. High 71-78, cooler right along the coast during the afternoon.
Monday night: Becoming partly to mostly cloudy. Low 46-53.
Tuesday: Cloudy and cool with periods of rain and showers developing. High 56-63 early, dropping into the upper 40s and lower 50s during the afternoon.
Tuesday night: Cloudy with showers likely in the evening, tapering off overnight. Low 45-52.
Wednesday: Plenty of clouds with a few sunny breaks. A shower or two possible during the day, more likely at night. High 60-67.
Thursday: More clouds than sun with a few lingering showers early. Showers and thunderstorms are possible again late in the day and at night. High 73-80.
Friday: A lingering shower or two early, then becoming partly to mostly sunny and breezy. High 71-78.
Saturday: Lots of sunshine.High 72-79.
Sunday: Partly sunny, chance for some afternoon showers or thunderstorms. High 71-78.