Dry weather from Easter weekend will hold through Monday in Boston for Patriots' Day and the 118th annual Boston Marathon.
Patchy clouds will filter across the Boston area on Monday, but the rain-free weather from this weekend will persist.
After a brief cooldown on Easter Sunday, temperatures are expected to rise to near 65 F on Monday.
Winds on Monday will blow from the south at 7-14 mph.
Qualified 2014 Boston Marathon runner Megan Hetzel said she was enjoying her return to Boston after competing in the 2013 event.
"I think everyone is excited to have a good race and officially put last year behind us," Hetzel said.
Hetzel has been running for 12 years and has competed in five different marathons. In 2013, she qualified to compete in the Boston Marathon.
The event began in 1897 and is one of the oldest marathons in U.S. history.
"Since its inception, the Boston Marathon has been held on the holiday commemorating Patriots' Day," according to the official marathon website. "From 1897-1968, the Boston Marathon was held on April 19, unless the 19th fell on a Sunday. Since 1969, the holiday has been officially recognized on the third Monday in April."
"Boston is the race that everyone wants to run," Hetzel said. "It's the Super Bowl of running."
A crowd gathers at the finish line of the Boston Marathon in Boston for a Sports Illustrated photo shoot before the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, Saturday, April 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
According to the marathon's website, the event is the second-largest single-day sporting event in terms of on-site media coverage following the Super Bowl.
"I needed to run it again," she said, adding 2013 was her first year competing in Boston.
Hetzel follows a few tips to make sure her race goes well including staying hydrated along the course and wearing a cap to prevent rain and sun from getting into her eyes.
In addition, she said her ideal racing weather is cooler, dry weather.
"The cooler the better," she said. "I run best in the cold and I think it's going to be a good day as long as it's not raining."
The average high in Boston for April 21 is 58 F.
According to Runner's World, runners' shoes melted in the 84-degree heat on race day in 1927. In 1976, temperatures climbed into the mid-90s.
Following a wet August, a dry and pleasant start to September is on tap for the United Kingdom and Ireland.
The North Central states face the most adverse weather this Labor Day weekend, in the form of severe storms and tornadoes which will threaten lives and travelers.
After an earthquake hit in the area, the Bardarbunga volcano erupted Friday in Iceland, causing a temporary no-fly order.
After a brief cooldown late this week, very warm and humid air will bounce back during the Labor Day weekend.
An outbreak of severe weather, including tornadoes, will evolve on Sunday from the northern and central Plains to part of the Upper Midwest.
Showers and thunderstorms may hamper rescue and recovery efforts following a deadly landslide in China.
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39 degrees, coldest ever in August.
Anchorage, AK (1989)
A total of 9.6 inches of rain -- wettest August on record.
New England (1816)
"Year in which there was no summer", otherwise known to weather historians as "1800 and frozen to death" killing frost once again damages sparse corn corp in northern New England...loss of this and other crops led to severe famine in much of New England that winter...and helped spur western migration in spring of 1817.