Rains tapering off slowly today in Mass.; Saturday should be best day of weekend

Clouds will bring heavy showers statewide today, but the rain is expected to taper off in the afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

“Some sun should be peeking through the clouds statewide by around sunset,” said weather service meteorologist Alan Dunham.

This evening the wet low-pressure system will depart the state and a drier, warmer airmass will drift into the region. Tonight should remain mostly cloudy and dry, forecasters said.

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Saturday will be warm and pleasant, as temperatures climb into the upper 80s. Dewpoints will crawl into the mid-60s, so it could feel a bit sticky, but not too oppressive. Rain shouldn’t fall Saturday, though showers will likely develop in the wee hours of Sunday.

The rain will persist throughout most of Sunday. Temperatures will hover in the 80s, with a 60 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms likely after 3 p.m., according to the weather service. The most intense thunderstorms could drop more than a quarter-inch of rain. This wet, humid weather will likely spill into Monday, as temperatures remain in the 80s and showers are likely throughout the day.

After Monday, conditions will clear up and temperatures will become comfortably warm. Low humidity levels should remain through Thursday. Temperatures will climb into the low 80s for much of the week, according to the weather service.

“For Tuesday through Thursday we are looking at mostly sunny, beautiful days,” Dunham said.