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What the Upcoming Showers Mean for your Weekend!

The weekend is finally arriving! But before it does, we’re going to have to contend with some rain.
This morning, there are still flood watches up for some street flooding south of Boston, but the threat of flooding isn’t widespread. The situation is still open-ended. Rainfall will vary dramatically across the region, with some areas seeing soaking rains and others experiencing not much rain at all. 

If you had a tougher than usual commute this morning, don’t worry about your commute back home. The trend will be for the rain to end before 3 p.m., and this will also bode well for those traveling to their weekend destinations.

The predictive radar below shows the rain exiting the area today in the early- to mid-afternoon:

Today, humidity will be high. It will feel very tropical—hence the heavy rain in spots. However, you can plan outdoor activities for Saturday, which According to today’s weather system has no chance of rain. 

If you’re running errands…
Plan on doing errands on Sunday if it’s feasible for you. Sunday will be the cloudiest day and the only day this weekend when rain is possible. Saturday’s weather looks great.

If you are going hiking, biking or running…
Saturday is the big day for getting outside. Although they will be scattered, plan on a few showers on Sunday. Maybe you will luck out and avoid them. If you do go biking, watch for puddles!

If you’re playing soccer, softball, baseball, or golf…
Saturday’s forecast: Mostly sunny, very warm, and moderately humid.  No chance of rain, and fields will quickly dry from any Friday rainfall.
Sunday’s outlook: Clouds will increase, making for a cooler day. Look for developing showers, as well.

If you’re gardening…
Most areas won’t get enough rain this weekend to prevent you from needing to water your plants. It’s best to do so early in the day. Measure the rainfall or check online to see how much you receive!

If you’re going beaching and boating…
North Shore of Massachusetts, New Hampshire Seacoast, and the coast of Maine: In Boston, tides are high at about 8 in the morning, depending on the beach.
For boaters on Saturday, expect a northeasterly wind of about 10 to 15 knots, with seas around two feet.
On Sunday, winds will shift to a more southerly direction, with wind speeds at 10 knots or less, and wave heights of one to two feet.

If you’re going to a concert, outdoor party, or wedding…
Temperatures on Saturday afternoon are going to be quite warm, well into the 80s. Remember: Stay hydrated and use sunscreen.

Check out our list of rainy day activities in Boston for more fun ideas!