Boston: Milder Weather Arrives with Easter Weekend

By , Senior Meteorologist
April 19, 2014; 5:02 AM ET
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The recent cool stretch of weather in Boston will depart for Easter weekend.

A milder Saturday is shaping up for Boston despite the passage of a cold front early in the morning. Showers accompanying the front will remain north of Boston.

With the air no longer blowing in from the cold ocean in the front's wake, temperatures will be able to rebound into the lower 60s.

A mixture of sunshine and clouds will compliment the mild air and make Saturday perfect for outdoor Easter festivities.

Temperatures will take a tumble some on Easter Sunday as the wind direction flips around and the air will once again flow in from the cold ocean. Temperatures should still climb into the lower 50s, which is only a few degrees below normal.

Dry weather will hold through Sunday underneath a partly sunny sky, allowing Easter egg hunts and other festivities to go on as scheduled.

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Residents and visitors will need their jackets for Easter sunrise services as temperatures dip into the 30s. Subfreezing temperatures will have some suburbs really shivering.

The roller coaster ride for temperatures will continue for Patriots' Day on Monday with a high of near 60 F expected. The day will also feature rain-free and partly sunny conditions.

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