Weekend Outlook: May 21-25, 2020

Memorial Day weekend has arrived, and although the weather won’t be ideal, it could be a lot worse.

There weren’t many clouds across the region today, and Friday will be similar. Loop provided by NOAA.

High pressure remains in control on Friday, and it should result in probably the best day of the year thus far. We’ll have sunshine and temperatures getting into 80s away from the South Coast. Some clouds will start to move in during the afternoon though, the first sign of a significant change for Saturday.

Low pressure will pass south of the region on Saturday, with some showers likely along the South Coast, possibly as far north as the Mass Pike. For the rest of us, we’ll see plenty of clods, though there still may be some sunshine across parts of southern New Hampshire. The more noticeable effect will be on temperatures., With winds shifting into the east and northeast and blowing off of the still-cool Atlantic, temperatures will be 15-25 degrees cooler on Saturday compared to Friday.

Temperatures Saturday afternoon will be 20-25 degrees colder than at the same time Friday afternoon. Image provided by WeatherBell.

The system pulls away on Sunday and high pressure builds back in with sunshine returning, but temperatures will remain quite chilly for late May thanks to a wind off the water. We’ll start to moderate on Monday with high pressure still in control. Beyond that, it’s looking significantly warmer for the middle to end of next week, but we’ll get into more detail on that in our weekly outlook early Monday morning.

Warmer weather is expected across the Northeast for the end of next week. Image provided by the Climate Prediction Center.

Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy. Low 45-52.

Friday: Sunshine starts to fade behind increasing high clouds late in the day. High 78-85, cooler along the South Coast.

Friday night: Becoming mostly cloudy with showers developing after midnight across the South Coast. Low 52-59.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy and breezy with showers likely south of the Mass Pike, ending in the afternoon. Some sunny breaks may develop across southern New Hampshire during the afternoon, and skies may start to clear out late in the day north of Boston. High 63-70, but temperatures may drop during the afternoon, especially along the coast.

Saturday night: Becoming mostly clear. Low 40-47.

Sunday: Sunshine and some high clouds. High 60-67, cooler along the coast.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy, some patchy fog may develop. Low 40-47.

Memorial Day: A mix of sun and clouds. High 67-74, cooler along the coast.

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