Discussion: As advertised, Friday was a pleasant day with seasonable temperatures inland and cool along the coast. High temperatures ranged from near 70 inland to the upper 50’s along the coast. There was plenty of sunshine and the winds finally slackened to less than 15 mph. The onshore flow was responsible for the cooler temperature readings along the coast. A high pressure ridge over the region will protect us for another day from the eventual clouds and showers that will be here the second half of the weekend. After some early morning fog on Saturday, the day will become partly cloudy later in the morning. During the afternoon, clouds are on the increase and it will become mostly cloudy. Temperatures not as cool along the coast. As a complex low pressure area moves slowly toward our region, the weather will begin to slowly deteriorate Saturday night. Skies become overcast, with a chance of showers breaking out later at night. Sunday brings cloudy skies and a good chance of rain, with cool temperatures. The sprawling area of low pressure will not move very much over the next several days and this sets us up for a long duration of cloudy skies, with periods of showers, through at least Wednesday. Easterly flow off the ocean, will keep temperatures below normal during this period. There is the possibility that we could see some breaks in the clouds as well, especially away from the coast, which would briefly give us some drying and a bit of a rebound in temperatures. By Thursday, there is a suggestion the weather may improve, but confidence that far out is not good at this time.
Local conditions at 11 am:
Boston: fog, 50
Beverly: cloudy, 49
Lawrence: cloudy, 55
Bedford: cloudy, 54
Plymouth: mostly sunny, 57
Marshfield: cloudy, 50
Norwood: cloudy, 61
The pollen count will fall slightly for Saturday, although remain in the high range. On Sunday, the pollen count will be in the moderate-high range, mostly due to the chance of showers, which helps to clean the air of pollen. This is good news for you allergy sufferers. With a long range forecast of showers into the middle of next week, we may see some relief through this period, with moderate to moderate-high range readings. That will depend on how much precipitation we get.
Saturday: Clouds and patchy fog to start the day. Partly sunny by late morning. Clouds will increase during the afternoon. High temperatures from 62 along the coast to around 70 inland. Winds from the southeast at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday night: Becoming cloudy overnight, with a chance of a shower or two late at night. Patchy fog developing after midnight. Cool, lows 49 to 53. Winds south at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday: Cloudy, a good chance of rain developing by noon. Highs around 60 to 64. Winds continue from the south at 5 to 10 mph.
Sunday night: Cloudy skies, periods of rain and cool. Lows near 50. Winds becoming easterly at 5 to 10 mph.
Monday: Cloudy, showers likely. May see a few breaks of sunshine as well. High temperatures near 60.
Monday night through Wednesday night: Cloudy skies, chance of showers. Few peaks of sunshine possible during the day. Highs 59 to 65. Lows 50 to 54.
Thursday: Slow improvement possible, but with continued risk of a shower. Highs 60 to 66.