Partly sunny today, temperature around 70

A high pressure system will remain in control through Wednesday, bringing mostly dry conditions into Thursday. Showers could strike Thursday and Friday, though seasonable, dry weather will return for the weekend, according to the National Weather Service.

“Right now, most of the cloud cover is north of the Massachusetts Turnpike,” said Alan Dunham, weather service meteorologist. “It will be mostly sunny in the afternoon, then clouds will start filling in.”

Today will be partly sunny, and temperatures will crest near 70. A calm north wind will develop this afternoon. Some clouds will develop overnight, but no rain is expected. Temperatures will fall into the low 50s overnight, according to the weather service.

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Wednesday will be partly sunny, with temperatures reaching into the low 60s. The chance of scattered showers will increase through the day, but many regions could remain dry into the evening. Cloud cover will also increase through the day. A slight chance of showers exists overnight, and a light east wind will develop.

Showers will persist into Thursday morning, and are most likely until 1 p.m. Otherwise, skies will be partly sunny and temperatures will climb near 70. Showers could resume overnight, as temperatures fall into the low 50s.

Friday will see more rain, with showers most likely before 11 a.m. Clouds and sun will alternate, and the daytime high should be around 63. Conditions should become dry overnight, and temperatures will fall to around 50.

The weekend will see improved weather. Partly sunny skies are expected both Saturday and Sunday. A low pressure system entering the region over the weekend will cool temperatures to around 60 on both days. Still, dry, fall weather should stick around through the weekend into early next week.

“We will be in a fairly dry pattern over the weekend, making for some outstanding fall weather,” Dunham said. “Through at least Monday, conditions will remain dry.”