Marathon Day will be sunny, but rain will come first, National Weather Service says

If you missed your chance to soak up the sun on Tuesday, fear not. More pleasant weather is on the way next week, the National Weather Service said today.

Tuesday was the warmest day in Boston in six months, meteorologist Charlie Foley said, with a high of 73 degrees recorded at Boston’s Logan International Airport. Areas south and west of the Massachusetts Turnpike also had readings in the mid- to upper-70s, he said.

Though today won’t be quite as nice, it’ll still be pleasant. Early morning showers have moved offshore, Foley said, paving the way for mostly sunny skies and highs near 60 degrees along the east coast thanks to an easterly sea breeze. Foley said western areas on the South Shore sheltered from the wind have another shot at 70 degrees, too.

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Tonight, another round of showers and thunderstorms are likely across southern New England around midnight.

On Thursday, cooler temperatures will reign, with highs near 50. Areas along the coast should see spotty showers throughout the day, forecasters said.

And just days after the weather service was warning of fire danger, heavy rainfall—more than an inch—is predicted for Friday. Areas along the New Hampshire border could see rain mixing with sleet on a day when temperatures are expected to peak in the low 40s.

But this weekend will be a nice antidote to a rainy Friday. Skies will be clear all weekend and temperatures will rise back into the mid-50s on Saturday and the high-50s expected Sunday, forecasters said.

Marathon runners and revelers won’t want to forget sunscreen during the Boston Marathon on Monday. Temperatures are forecasted to reach 68 degrees in Boston, Foley said, with partly sunny skies.

Beginning Tuesday, Foley said to expect another bout of gorgeous weather, with temperatures in the 70s lasting through the middle of the week.