Temperatures will continue to struggle to rise around Boston into the end of the week, but a warming trend is in store for Memorial Day weekend.
Following a fairly seasonable start to the week, clouds and fresh cool air will close out the week on Thursday and Friday.
Temperatures both days will be held to the 50s as a bit of rain occasionally moves through.
Baseball fans headed to Fenway Park Thursday afternoon to watch the city's Red Sox finish the series with the Toronto Blue Jays will need both rain gear and jackets.
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While the holiday weekend as a whole will not be rain-free, it will trend drier and warmer.
A couple of showers will affect the area on Saturday, and a shower or thunderstorm may pass through on Sunday.
Memorial Day should be the warmest of the three days this weekend with temperatures forecast to reach the middle 70s.
Current indications are that rain will stay away on Monday for ceremonies, picnics and other outdoor activities.
Through Monday, nighttime lows will be in the 50s along the coast but will dip into the 40s in some of the suburbs.
Temperatures during the end of May typically range from a low in the lower 50s to a high in the upper 60s around Boston.
Several storms will bring periods of rain and gusty winds to the west coast of the United States next week with the potential for one of these to reach Southern California.
This weekend will feel dramatically different from earlier this week in the northeastern United States as colder weather, and in some cases, a taste of winter with snow arrives.
Dry weather set to dominate the southern United States into November will only worsen the already extreme drought conditions.
The changing of the seasons will bring beneficial rainfall to northern Brazil, a region that has experienced severe drought over the past several years.
Rain will continue to cause travel delays and raise the risk of isolated flooding in parts of the northeastern United States and Atlantic Canada into the weekend.
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