The weather pattern through this weekend will bring temperatures fairly typical for this time of the year to Boston with some ups and downs.
Temperatures typically range from a morning low in the middle 40s to a high near 60 F.
After a high near 60 on Friday, cool and wet weather is in the offing for Saturday, as a system moves in from the Midwest.
Sunday will be the nicer of the two days of the weekend with temperatures forecast to rebound well into the 50s under some sunshine.
Looking ahead, for folks with outdoor plans next week, the weather pattern has the potential to get very unsettled with a nearly daily dose of showers and/or thunderstorms, especially from midweek on.
A day or two of rain is also possible as a large storm develops over the eastern third of the nation and stalls. The pattern may also result in a several-day stretch of below-normal temperatures.
It may not be until this large storm breaks down during early May, when warmth is a frequent visitor to the region.
Thunderstorms during Wednesday morning caused damage in Cranston, R.I., and lightning may have struck a person at a golf course in Lexington, Mass., multiple sources said.
More summer-like conditions will return to the New York City area for a brief time before a front pushes through the region during the latter part of the weekend.
More summer-like conditions will return to the PA capital this weekend for a brief time before a front pushes through the region Sunday.
Minneapolis will see a significant shift in temperatures this weekend.
Thunderstorms once again turn severe across the Ohio Valley and into the mid-Atlantic through Sunday night.
More summer-like conditions will return to the Boston area for a brief time before a front pushes through the region during the latter part of the weekend.
Stormy weather will be the theme for the weekend across the Midwest and Ohio Valley with several chances for severe thunderstorms.
New York/MA (1819)
Two simultaneous cloudbursts, 45 miles apart; A bucket survey claimed 15" of rain fell at Catskill, NY. Highways were completely washed out. One washout started west of the old Albany Post Road and spread eastward across the road until it was 190 feet wide and 80 feet deep in a distance of 160 paces. At Westfield Valley, "suddenly the windows of heaven seemed to have been opened and the rain fell in such torrents that in less than 5 hours, Westfield River rose at least 20 feet above its usual height at low water. The river overflowed its banks with great rapidity and violence, sweeping away every bridge, fence and building which opposed its current."
Pittsburgh, PA (1872)
Cloudburst of 30 minutes followed by a flash flood. Over 133 people drowned on the north side of Butcher Run and Wood's Run.
New Jersey (1892)
Spectacular "double" waterspouts off Barneget Light at heights of 500-600 feet.