Cool week ahead, better next weekend
After the first weekend of June was cool and raw, far from ideal for a beach trip, will next weekend feel more like summer?
National Weather Service meteorologists are seeing encouraging signs that warmer temperatures and drier days will arrive in Massachusetts for the second weekend of June.
But ahead of next weekend, the region will have a chance of rain showers each day, including at least one day with a chance for some thunderstorms. Temps should remain cooler than average during the workweek until a warm up toward the weekend.
“While this weekend was obviously a damper, next weekend should look considerably better,” Andrew Loconto, meteorologist at the National Weather Service’s Boston office, told the Herald on Sunday.
The weather on Sunday felt more like mid-April than the first weekend of June, as temps remained stuck in the 50s along with periods of rain.
The workweek should start off with a continuation of the weekend, with a lot of clouds but fewer rain showers. It should be breezy in eastern Massachusetts, along with cool temps in the upper 50s to lower 60s.
Temps should improve on Tuesday into the 70s, which is closer to normal for the beginning of June.
“With that, there will be a risk for some showers and thunderstorms later in the afternoon into the evening,” Loconto said. “It’s not looking like it will be severe at this time.”
Then the cooler weather pattern is expected to return from Wednesday to Friday, with below normal temps in the 60s.
“There will be off and on chances for showers, but nothing that looks like it will be a washout,” Loconto said.
Finally, a break from the cool and wet weather is possible for Saturday and Sunday — with sunny skies and temps around 80 degrees by the end of the weekend.