Showers ending early today, weekend’s forecast an A+

A cold front will move across New England this morning, bringing one more round of showers before a prolonged period of dry, pleasant conditions. Temperatures will drop into the low 70s today and skies will be mostly cloudy, according to the National Weather Service.

“The morning will see the greatest chance of precipitation,” said weather service meteorologist Alan Dunham. “There is a chance of a brief shower or two in the afternoon, but we could see some off and on sunshine.”

Humidity should fall this afternoon, reaching comfortable levels by sunset. Tropical Storm Gabrielle, hundreds of miles out in the Atlantic, could slow down the cold front a bit, but it will have no real impact on Massachusetts, according to the weather service.

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A northwest wind will develop, bringing gusts up to 20 miles per hour.

Skies will clear this evening, and temperatures will fall into the low 50s.

Dry, cool air will enter the region Saturday. Skies will be mostly sunny, with a high near 73 degrees. A few clouds will develop overnight, though rain is unlikely. Temperatures overnight will plunge into the 50s, and humidity levels will remain comfortable through the weekend.

Temperatures will rebound on Sunday, cresting around 73. Sunshine is likely through the day.

“For anybody who wants to go apple picking or get some outside work done, it’s going to be a great weekend for it,” Dunham said.

Dry conditions will persist through much of the week, with mostly sunny skies predicted through Thursday. Humidity levels will remain comfortable, and high temperatures will hover in the upper 60s to low 70s. Nighttime temperatures in the Berkshires could drop into the low 30s by midweek, though, potentially bringing frost to some areas.

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