Red Sox may have to contend with sprinkles; mixed conditions expected this weekend

Red Sox fans, be warned: A few showers in the Worcester area will move east through the day and could bring some sprinkles to Fenway Park by the time the game begins shortly after 3 p.m.

But as the game progresses — and the Sox contend with the Tampa Bay Rays — showers will diminish.

“There could be some light sprinkles at the beginning of the game, but just enough to wet the ground” said Charlie Foley, National Weather Service meteorologist. “There will be a lot of clouds around, but as the game progresses, the likelihood of sprinkles will lessen.”

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A warm front will stall over southern New England today, bringing the showers and perhaps even an isolated thunderstorm. A brief period of dry weather will return late tonight into Saturday before a weekend of mixed conditions, according to the weather service.

The high temperatures today will rise near 72. The showers expected today will be the first measurable rainfall Massachusetts has seen in two weeks, according to the weather service.

Saturday will be mostly cloudy, with a slight chance of showers. Temperatures will peak at around 70, and a light northeast wind will develop through the day. The southernmost area of the state has the greatest chance for precipitation, according to the weather service. Breaks of sun are possible, and many regions could remain dry.

Sun could make an occasional appearance through Sunday, and a slight chance of showers exists statewide. Still, it shouldn’t be a total washout. Temperatures will reach into the upper 60s, according to the weather service.

“Right now, Sunday looks like a somewhat sunny, pretty good day,” said Foley. “It will definitely be better than Saturday.”

Showers will continue Monday and Tuesday, accompanied by mostly cloudy skies. By Wednesday, conditions should improve, with mostly sunny skies, according to the weather service.

“From Monday night into Tuesday we could get what is left of Tropical Storm Karen,” Foley said. “We could get a lot of that moisture.”