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Sunshine returning to Boston, but weekend weather forecast is "complicated"

Next Weather: WBZ morning forecast for September 27, 2023
Next Weather: WBZ morning forecast for September 27, 2023 02:59

BOSTON -  Wednesday and Thursday look great. Plentiful sunshine returns and highs will be between 65-70 degrees. Now that's what I am talking about. If only we could do that on a weekend.

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Speaking of the weekend. . . of course, it is complicated.

There will be a storm system to the south of New England. Our weather on Friday, and perhaps Saturday as well, is dependent upon how close it comes.  

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The highest risk of rain comes on Friday and in southernmost locations. I would say there is about a 50% chance of a rainy Friday south of the Mass Pike right now.

The farther north you go, the lower the rain risk.

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On Saturday, that storm system will be pulling away from our area. So, the risk of rain is lower but still there.

Either way, I would plan on the weekend starting out a bit cloudy and damp, especially over southeastern Mass. We should see improvement during the day Saturday. Sunday right now looks like the pick of the weekend and a great day.

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The next few weekends are typically the most popular days of the year for leaf peeping up north. Currently, the color remains nearly non-existent up there. We are seeing low, spotty color in areas that are typically near peak like the Greens and Whites.

Everything is delayed by a few weeks and with all the rain I am starting to wonder if many of the leaves will go directly from green to brown this year.

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I am not ready to chalk up this season as a lost cause, there is still time for a decent, albeit delayed, burst of color, but we desperately need the weather to start cooperating.

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