Weekend Outlook: May 20-23, 2022

After a cool and damp day today, big changes are on the way.

A weak area of low pressure pulls away overnight, and skies start to clear out. A warm front moves across the region on Friday, allowing warmer air to start to move in. A shower or thunderstorm is possible during the evening, then very warm to hot and increasingly humid air settles in for the weekend as high pressure builds in. Away from the coastline, temperatures should get well into the 90s both Saturday and Sunday. Sunday looks like the hottest day, with some upper 90s possible across the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire. A cold front will approach late Sunday, with some showers and thunderstorms likely at night. Monday will be more seasonable, but there may still be plenty of clouds, with some showers, mainly in the morning.

Sunday looks like the hotter of the two days, with some places getting into the upper 90s. Image provided by WeatherBell.

Thursday night: Gradual clearing, with some patchy fog, especially near the coast. Low 45-52.

Friday: A mix of sun and clouds, chance for a late-day shower or thunderstorm. High 74-81, cooler along the coast.

Friday night: An evening shower or thunderstorm, otherwise partly to mostly cloudy with some patchy fog near the coast. Low 53-60.

Saturday: Sunny, hot, and becoming humid. High 90-97, cooler along the coast.

Saturday night: Clear to partly cloudy. Low 64-71.

Sunday: Sunny and hot, clouds start to move in during the afternoon with showers and thunderstorms possible late in the day. High 91-98, cooler along the coast.

Sunday night: Cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely. Low 60-67.

Monday: Mostly cloudy, some showers possible in the morning. High 71-78.

Weekend Outlook: May 13-16, 2022

Warm weather is finally here, and with it mostly dry weather, but that’s not a completely good thing.

High pressure will continue to build into the region over the next few days before sliding offshore. At the same time, the low pressure that has been sitting off the East Coast for the last several days while move into the Southeast and dissipate, but that doesn’t mean it won’t impact our weather.

Low pressure is close to the Carolina coast this afternoon, but it is impacting the weather as far north as southern New England. Loop provided by NOAA.

With winds still coming off the ocean, we’ll have plenty of moisture around tonight, resulting in low clouds and fog, especially along the coastal plain. Once it burns off Friday morning we’ll have partly to mostly sunny skies, though the clouds may hang tough across parts of southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod. Areas that break out into the sunshine should see temperatures well into the 70s and 80s thanks to southerly winds, though that will keep areas with south-facing coastlines significantly cooler. We may see a little fog Friday night once again. By Saturday, winds will shift into the southwest, resulting in warm weather across most of the region, except for south-facing shorelines once again. We’ll probably have a bit more cloudcover across the region, but it will still be at least partly sunny. A couple of showers and thunderstorms may pop up during the afternoon across the interior. Sunday looks to be similar, but showers may be a bit more numerous as the moisture from that old low pressure system works its way up the coastline. The day won’t be a washout by any means, but if you’ve got outdoor plans in the afternoon, keep an eye on the sky (or the radar).

Saturday looks to be an absolutely fantastic mid-May day. Image provided by WeatherBell.

By Monday, we’ll have a cold front approaching from the west. It’ll still be quite warm, but we’ll have more clouds, and more widespread showers and thunderstorms, mainly late in the day. Given how dry it’s been lately, we actually need the rain, though it doesn’t look like this will produce a lot of rain. We’ve had some brush fires locally in recent weeks, and drought conditions are beginning to develop in parts of the region. We really could use some rain to help alleviate that.

Thursday night: Becoming mostly cloudy with patchy dense fog. Low 50-57.

Friday: Becoming partly to mostly sunny, though it may remain mostly cloudy near the South Coast and across Cape Cod. High 68-75 near the coast, 76-83 inland.

Friday night: Clouds return, fog may redevelop across southeastern Massachusetts. Low 55-62.

Saturday: Partly sunny, slight chance for an afternoon shower or thunderstorm across the interior. High 79-86, cooler along south-facing shorelines.

Saturday night: Partly to mostly cloudy, fog may redevelop across the South Coast and Cape Cod. Low 57-64.

Sunday: Partly sunny, a late-day shower or thunderstorm is possible. High 78-85, cooler along south-facing shorelines.

Sunday night: Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 54-61.

Monday: Intervals of clouds and sun, showers and thunderstorms possible late in the day. High 74-81, cooler along south-facing shorelines.

Weekend Outlook: May 6-9, 2022

For parts of the region, we’ve got a decent weekend coming up, for other parts, not so much.

While you’re enjoying today’s sunshine and mild temperatures, changes are coming. High pressure will build in to our north while low pressure slowly moves toward and then off the Mid-Atlantic coastline before stalling out south of New England. We’ll be caught in between these two for the next several days. We’ll see clouds streaming in tonight ahead of the low pressure system. Some rain will spread in for Friday afternoon into Saturday, but the northern extent of the rain is still a bit of a question mark. Some models keep it confined to just the South Coast, some bring it up into the Merrimack Valley. We’re going with a compromise for now, with rain mainly south of the Mass Pike, but plenty of clouds everywhere. We’ll also have some gusty east to northeast winds through the weekend, which combined with the clouds and rain will result in a few rather chilly days. By later Sunday into Monday, the storm will start to drift southward while the high to our north builds in, with skies eventually clearing and temperatures starting to moderate, especially away from the shoreline.

How far north will the rain get for Friday and Saturday? The models don’t completely agree yet. Images provided by Pivotal Weather.

Thursday night: Becoming mostly cloudy. Low 42-49.

Friday: Mostly cloudy with rain developing, mainly south of Mass Pike. High 59-66.

Friday night: Periods of rain and showers, mainly south of the Mass Pike. Low 40-47.

Saturday: Cloudy and breezy with showers ending. High 48-55.

Saturday night: Mostly cloudy and breezy. Low 37-44.

Sunday: More clouds than sunshine. breezy. High 51-58, warmest well inland.

Sunday night: Partly to mostly cloudy, breezy. Low 36-43.

Monday: Partly sunny and breezy. High 49-56 along the coast, 56-63 inland.

A warming trend could be on the way later next week. Image provided by WeatherBell.

Finally, just a sneak peek at next week shows the potential for a significant warmup around here for the latter half of next week and into next weekend. Some models are showing the potential for at least few days where the first number of high temperature is an “8”. Now, it’s a week away, and things can change, plus, we’ve got the very chilly Atlantic right here which always can complicate things at this time of year, but we figured we’d let you know that there is the chance for things to finally feel likely May. For now, it’s just potential, but we’ll update you in our Weekly Outlook Monday morning.

Weekend Outlook: April 29 – May 2, 2022

As we get ready to flip the calendar from April to May, we’ve actually got a rather nice weekend coming up.

Low pressure will continue to meander around east of the the region into Saturday while high pressure builds in from the west. We’ll be stuck in the middle with patches of clouds, gusty winds, (especially on Friday) and relatively cool temperatures. By Sunday, the low is far enough to the east to allow the high to take control, meaning sunshine and milder temperatures. However, don’t get too used to it. Another system will start to approach on Monday. We’ll see clouds streaming in, but for now at least, it looks like the day should remain dry, with any rain likely holding off until evening or at night.

High temperatures should be in the lower to middle 60s for most of us at the end of April. Image provided by Weathermodels.com

Thursday night: Clear and chilly. Low 30-37.

Friday: Morning sun, afternoon clouds, breezy. High 49-56.

Friday night: Clear to partly cloudy. Low 33-40.

Saturday: Partly sunny. High 52-59.

Saturday night: Clear skies. Low 34-41.

Sunday: Plenty of sunshine. High 61-68, a little cooler right at the coast.

Sunday night: Clear during the evening, clouds start to filter in late at night. Low 37-44.

Monday: Increasing and thickening clouds. High 57-64.

Weekend Outlook: April 22-25, 2022

We’ve got a fairly decent weekend coming up with some typical springtime weather, which means keep the jackets handy.

A few showers are likely this evening and tonight as a cold front crosses the region, then high pressure builds in for Friday with sunshine and milder temperatures. The cooler air starts to settle in Friday night. With high pressure building in to the north we’ll turn cooler for Saturday, with clouds moving in during the day as a backdoor cold front starts to slide down the coastline. That front may produce a few showers when it comes through Saturday evening, then Sunday will feature plenty of clouds and rather cool temperatures thanks to an east wind off the still chilly Atlantic. Temperatures will only be in the 40s at the coast and several miles inland, with 50s a little farther inland. You won’t have to go too far to find milder weather, as that front will likely stall out across southwestern New England, so temperatures could be in the 60s and 70s from southwestern Connecticut into the New York City area. That front may try to lift northward again as a warm front, and while it probably won’t get back here, temperatures will start to warm up a bit on Monday as winds will no longer be off the water. However, we’ll still have plenty of clouds as another storm system will start to approach from the west.

Friday is the pick of the weekend with sunshine and temperatures well into the 60s. Image provided by WeatherBell.

Thursday night: Cloudy with a few showers this evening, skies start to clear out late at night. Low 41-48.

Friday: Plenty of sunshine, breezy. High 60-67.

Friday night: Clear skies. Low 34-41.

Saturday: Sunny early, clouds move in and thicken up during the afternoon. High 56-63.

Saturday night: Mostly cloudy, chance for a few showers during the evening. Low 38-45.

Sunday: More clouds than sunshine. High 44-51 along the coast, 51-58 inland.

Sunday night: Partly to mostly cloudy. Low 37-44.

Monday: Intervals of clouds and sun. High 57-64.

Weekend Outlook: April 15-18, 2022

We’ve got plenty going on this weekend between Opening Day at Fenway, Easter, and Marathon Monday, but the weather should cooperate for the most part.

Patriots Day looks fantastic for both the Marathon and the Red Sox game.

A cold front will move across the region tonight with showers and possibly a rumble of thunder accompanying it. Skies will clear out Friday morning, setting up a fantastic day for baseball at Fenway. For first pitch at 2pm, we should have plenty of sunshine, temperatures around 64, and a southwest wind around 10 mph (blowing out to centerfield). Clouds will start to stream back in late Friday night as another system approaches the region. Saturday will feature plenty of clouds, but most of the shower activity should hold off until late afternoon, so if you have outdoor plans in the morning or early afternoon you should be good. Showers will continue Saturday night, with skies starting to clear out late at night. Easter Sunday should feature plenty of sunshine and cooler temperatures. For Patriots Day on Monday, we’ll have sunshine during the morning, with temperatures in the upper 40s or lower 50s at the starting line in Hopkinton. The runners will have sunshine, temperatures in the 50s, and light southerly winds as they make their way toward Boston. Clouds will start to stream in during the afternoon ahead of yet another system, but any rain from that storm should hold off until after dark.

We’re still a few weeks away from the average date for our last frost. Image provided by the Northeast Regional Climate Center.

Thursday night: Showers, possibly a thunderstorm, ending after midnight. Some clearing toward daybreak. Low 39-46.

Friday: Mostly sunny and mild. High 61-68.

Friday night: Clear during the evening, then clouds stream back in overnight. Low 45-52.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy, showers develop during the afternoon. High 60-67.

Saturday night: Showers ending by midnight, some late-night clearing. Low 34-41.

Sunday: Mostly sunny and cooler. High 48-55.

Sunday night: Clear skies. Low 32-39.

Monday: Some morning sun, then clouds return during the afternoon. High 52-59.

Weekend Outlook: April 8-11, 2022

Some wet weather is on the way, but none of the upcoming days looks like a washout.

Low pressure will move across New England tonight, with another period of rain likely, some of which could be heavy overnight. The rain should end Friday morning as low pressure starts to pull away, with some sunshine developing in the afternoon. Some additional clouds will pop up, and there’s a very slight chance for a shower, but for the most part, Friday afternoon may end up fairly decent. Another weak disturbance moves in late Friday night into Saturday morning with more showers, then we’ll start to see some sunny breaks in the afternoon once again. An upper-level low moves across the Northeast on Sunday, so we’ll see more clouds pop up, with a few showers possible in the afternoon. High pressure then builds in for Monday with sunshine and drier weather.

The heaviest rain should stay well to our west, but a decent amount of rain is expected over the next few days locally. Image provided by WeatherBell.

For Opening Day in the Bronx on Friday, for the first pitch at 1:05pm, it should be partly to mostly sunny, southwest winds around 10 mph, and a temperature near 60. Play Ball!

It’s a little late, but Opening Day as finally arrived. Image provided by MLB.

Thursday night: Cloudy and breezy with rain likely, possibly heavy, maybe even a thunderstorm, especially south of Boston. Low 39-46.

Friday: Showers end early, then some clearing, but we could see another spot shower in the afternoon, breezy. High 60-67, cooler along the South Coast.

Friday night: Partly to mostly cloudy, showers possible late at night. Low 37-44.

Saturday: Morning showers, then becoming partly sunny and breezy again. High 54-61.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy. Low 35-42.

Sunday: Intervals of clouds and sun, chance for a few showers. High 50-57.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy. Low 34-41.

Monday: Partly to mostly sunny. High 55-62.

Weekend Outlook: April 1-4, 2022

We’ve got a fairly typical pattern for Spring as we pass the quarter pole for 2022 and begin April.

A cold front will approach the region tonight with some rain and showers likely, possibly even a thunderstorm. The rain ends Friday morning as the cold front moves through, but the air behind it isn’t that cold, so we’ll remain mild during the day. However, another cold front quickly follows during the evening, with another shower possible ahead of it. High pressure builds in for Saturday with sunshine and seasonably cool temperatures. Clouds return Saturday night as another weak system approaches the region. It may produce a few showers on Sunday, but a washout is not expected. High pressure then builds back in for Monday with dry and cool conditions.

Average high temperatures for the first few days of April should be in the lower to middle 50s. Image provided by Weathermodels.com

Thursday night: Cloudy and breezy with rain and showers likely, possibly a thunderstorm. Low 47-54.

Friday: Showers end early, otherwise clouds with some afternoon sunny breaks, chance for another shower late in the day, breezy. High 55-62 in the morning, temperatures may start to drop a little in the afternoon.

Friday night: Chance for a shower during the evening, then clearing overnight, still breezy. Low 28-35.

Saturday: Plenty of sunshine. High 48-55.

Saturday night: Increasing clouds. Low 29-36.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy with showers possible during the afternoon. High 47-54 in the morning, temperatures may drop in the afternoon.

Sunday night: Showers end in in the evening, followed by late-night clearing. Low 31-38.

Monday: Partly sunny. High 49-56.

Weekend Outlook: March 25-28, 2022

The weather won’t exactly be that great for the next few days, but it could be a lot worse.

Rain will become steadier and heavier this evening and tonight as low pressure passes south and east of Cape Cod. The rain should taper off and end toward daybreak, then we’ll see some clearing, and temperatures will actually turn a bit milder for Friday afternoon. However, an upper-level low pressure system will slowly make its way into the Northeast, and will take all weekend to do so. What that means for actual weather is we’ll have sunshine in the morning, then clouds will develop, with a few pop-up showers both Saturday and Sunday. Temperatures will also be a bit cooler. In fact, with cold air aloft, some of those showers could contain some graupel, which is small, soft hail. Even colder air moves in for Monday, which will feel more like winter than spring, with temperatures likely in the 30s for highs. Don’t be surprised if there’s a snow flurry or two as that upper-level low will be slow to depart.

Temperatures will be 10-15 degrees below normal on Monday. Image provided by Weathermodels.com

Thursday night: Rain likely, tapering off toward daybreak. Low 37-44.

Friday: Any lingering showers end early, some clearing during the afternoon. High 55-62.

Friday night: Clear to partly cloudy. Low 34-41.

Saturday: Sunshine and afternoon clouds, chance for a shower or two. High 50-57.

Saturday night: Partly cloudy. Low 32-39.

Sunday: Partly sunny, breezy, chance for a shower or two. High 45-52.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy. Low 20-27.

Monday: A mix of sun and clouds, breezy, slight chance for a rain or snow shower. High 31-38.

Weekend Outlook: March 18-21, 2022

If there’s one constant to expect this weekend, it’s change. We’ve got some big swings coming up over the next few days.

Showers end this evening as low pressure pulls away to the south and east of New England. High pressure builds into the region for Friday with a very mild airmass accompanying it on southwest to west winds. With sunshine during the day, we’ll see temperatures get well into the 60s for much of the area, with lower 70s likely at many locations away from the coast. Right along the coastline, especially the South Coast, a seabreeze is likely, and with water temperatures still in the 40s, we’ll see temperatures drop into the 40s right at the water’s edge, with 50s a short distance inland. Clouds will start to move in late in the day as low pressure begins to approach the Northeast. Rain will move in early Saturday morning along with much cooler conditions. In fact, Saturday does not look like a pleasant day, with occasional rain and temperatures only in the upper 40s to lower 50s. Sunday looks a little better, but with an upper-level low crossing the Northeast, we’ll still have some clouds and possibly a few showers, with temperatures again mainly in the 50s, which is actually above normal for mid-March. High pressure starts to build back in on Monday with partly to mostly sunny skies, but temperatures will be a few degrees cooler, right around where we should for the middle of March.

Friday should be a very mild day for most of the region. Image provided by WeatherBell.

Thursday night: Showers ending by midnight, some clearing late at night. Low 40-47.

Friday: Partly to mostly sunny and mild, clouds start to increase late in the day. High 65-72, cooler along the coast.

Friday night: Becoming cloudy with rain developing before daybreak. Low 39-46.

Saturday: Cloudy and cooler with occasional rain and showers. High 48-55.

Saturday night: Mostly cloudy with rain ending during the evening. Low 43-50.

Sunday: Intervals of clouds and sunshine with a few showers possible, breezy. High 55-62.

Sunday night: Partly cloudy. Low 34-41.

Monday: Partly to mostly sunny, breezy at times. High 49-56.