Weekly Outlook: April 10-17, 2023

Much of the upcoming week will be not only dry, but some much warmer weather is on the way.

High pressure remains in control today, with sunshine and milder temperatures, though a seabreeze will keep coastal areas a little cooler. We’ll have another cool night tonight, but the real warmup begins tomorrow. Morning sunshine will start to fade behind increasing afternoon clouds as a weak frontal system heads our way. Gusty west winds will result in a warmer day, even at the coast. Most locations should get close to or over 70 degrees tomorrow. With the gusty winds and dry weather, brush fire danger will be quite high, and will remain that way for much of the week. Wednesday will feature some clouds in the morning, but sunshine returns during the afternoon, temperatures will be a few degrees cooler than Tuesday, but still well above normal for mid-April. Thursday and Friday look like absolutely fantastic days for mid-April. Thursday should feature lots of sunshine, and temperatures well into the 70s, except right along the coast thanks to a seabreeze. While Friday will have some more clouds we’ll likely see temperatures get well into the 80s in many areas, again the coast will be cooler thanks to a seabreeze.

Record highs are in jeopardy in many locations on Friday. Image provided by WeatherBell.

A backdoor cold front moves through Friday night, but it may not make it too far inland. Saturday could end up very mild again in some areas, with cooler weather along the coast and into parts of northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Sunday could end up another warm day, again except near the coast, but a cold front will be approaching from the west. This will likely bring in some showers late Sunday and Sunday night, possibly lingering into Monday. Since Monday features the Boston Marathon and the 11am Red Sox game, the timing of the rain will be important. We should have a better idea on that when we get to our Weekend Outlook on Thursday.

The GFS and ECMWF have different ideas for the timing of the rain on Patriots Day. Images provided by Pivotal Weather.

Monday: Plenty of sunshine. High 58-65, coolest along the coast.

Monday night: Clear to partly cloudy. Low 38-45.

Tuesday: Morning sun, then clouds increase and thicken, breezy. High 66-73.

Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy and breezy. Low 49-56.

Wednesday: Morning clouds give way to some afternoon sunshine, breezy again. High 64-71, coolest along the coast.

Thursday: Lots of sunshine. High 74-81 inland, 66-73 along the coast.

Friday: Sunshine and some afternoon clouds. High 80-86, 72-79 along the coast.

Saturday: More clouds than sun. High 71-78 inland, 63-70 along the coast.

Sunday: Intervals of clouds and sun with a few showers possible. High 65-72 inland, 57-64 along the coast.

Patriots Day: Mostly cloudy and breezy with more showers possible. High 64-71.

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